We will be popping up at Manchester Food & Drink Festival 2017 in their festival square to present a day of tasting, talking and learning. Inside the coffee tent there will be the opportunity to try and buy coffee from a range of local roasters. Visitors are invited to engage with a number of free talks and demos throughout the day, all aimed at bringing consumers closer to the world of professional coffee making.

Come and meet the team behind the festival, pick up some tasty goodies and leave with a new found love of the good stuff! 


12:30 – Where does coffee come from?

A huge number of coffee consumers have little knowledge of where their daily fix originates. This presentation will offer an insight into the world of coffee farms, processing and roasting!

13:30 – Perfecting Your Coffee At Home

Ever wondered why coffee from your local barista tastes so damn good? Join this demo and learn all the trade secrets for perfecting your home brewing skills.

15:00 – Panel: Independents Vs Chains

Chain coffee shops still far outnumber the independent speciality cafes in Manchester, but why? We ask a panel of experienced industry representatives what their opinion is and what the future holds for speciality cafes in Manchester.

16:00 – Making Cold Brew

You may have noticed cold brewed coffee popping up on cafe menus across the city in the past few years. This demo will equip you with the knowledge to prepare cold brew at home for a range of occasions.

17:00 – Creating A Coffee Beer

Coffee beers were once a rare sighting but now it is common to see coffee combined with a range of beers – from stouts to pale ales. Come join Oliver Turton, Squawk Brewing as he talks us through the process of sourcing a coffee to compliment their beer.