The London Coffee Festival returned this year from the 20th – 23rd of April and it was an informative event for discerning coffee lovers and those working in the coffee industry. Featuring over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls, tasting and demonstrations from world-class baristas, interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, DJs and much more.
So what is The London Coffee Festival all about? This festival celebrates London’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene. With over 30,000 coffee lovers and foodies, professional baristas, coffee shop owners and top decision-makers in attendance.
A percentage of ticket sales and tote bags sales will go towards Project Waterfall and Farm Africa. Project Waterfall aims to raise more than 1 million to deliver safe drinking water and sanitation projects for up to 100,000 people, specifically in coffee-producing countries in Africa. The first project is currently providing clean water to communities in the Mbulu District of Tanzania in partnership with the service delivery provider, WaterAid. In the past three years The London Coffee Festival has raised more than £280,000 towards this worthy cause through ticket sales and on-site fundraising.
With programmes across east Africa, Farm Africa works to reduce poverty by helping farmers, including coffee growers, to grow more, sell more and sell for more. Farm Africa works with coffee farmers in Ethiopia, Uganda and DRC, where some of the worlds best coffee is grown. However, many coffee famers earn less than $1 a day.
You can find more information on the festival by going on https://www.londoncoffeefestival.com/