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London Coffee Festival
London Coffee Festival

What do you usually expect to find at a brewery? Beer? Correct.

What will you find at the Old Truman Brewery between the 25th-28th April? Beer? Wrong.

Nope, next week, they're putting their much loved kegs to one side to make way for the London Coffee Festival. Sure to be the richest event in the city, the London Coffee Festival will feature over fifteen thousand coffee makers, coffee sellers, and all importantly coffee drinkers (i.e. you and me). It is time for coffee lovers to celebrate the drink that gets them up in the morning, the drink that lasts us through the day, and the drink that eases those Sunday morning hangovers.

The brewery is divided into zones so that you can find your way around easily. In the Soho Zone you'll find all the independent pop-up coffee shops offering you your favourite blends, while the Hyde Park Zone features a coffee machine with documented archives and over two hundred coffee machine. You can learn how to make decent coffee at The Lab Zone, or buy artisan coffee in the Shoreditch Zone, where there will be a gourmet food market.

There are plenty of scheduled events too, including a coffee and chocolate pairing session and a Volcano Coffee Works Rocket Race, in which the coffee machines will be put against the clock to see which can make the fastest cuppa.

Tickets are 9.50 for adults and 4.50 for children. Although the kids may not be able to enjoy the drinks, there is still plenty of entertainment for them, including live music from Larissa Eddie, Scott G, Daisy Bell, and many more. On the art scene, there will be a Coffee Art Project, and a tribute to Twin Peaks for the sitcom's 20th Anniversary.
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Why? Give yourself a buzz
When: 25th-28th April
Where: Old Truman Brewery
Cost: 9.50 adult, 4.50 children
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