Written by Shazia Govindji • Published 29th March 2019 • 4 minute read
What goes best with a cup of coffee? A top up. Whether it’s sitting in a cafe for hours gossiping with your friends or desperately trying to stay awake sipping from your takeaway mug, coffee is a key component of many people’s daily routines.
The iconic London Coffee Festival is taking a step up this year, with mindful coffee tasting, latte art showdowns, a barista competition and unique multi-sensory experiences. Taking place as always at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, the event will exhibit over 250 coffee roasters and brands and is expecting over 30,000 visitors across the four days.
This year, we’re most excited for the line-up at The Lab, which provides live demonstrations, workshops, talks and tastings, all hosted by experts in the industry. Representatives from Percol Coffee, A Plastic Planet, and The Fairtrade Foundation will be discussing the future of ethical and sustainable coffee. Kate McCutchen from Square UK will be talking about how to grow your business from the ground up. MUMAC Academy will be speaking with Assembly coffee and Caravan Coffee Roasters about coffee and education. With this and much more on offer, 2019’s London Coffee Festival is one not to miss.
To help you get in the mood for coffee (who needs a reason?) we’ve compiled a list of our favourite coffee brands in London.
Workshop place a huge importance on being able to work closely with the right coffee farmers, producers, exporters and co-operatives to produce the best coffee. Those at Workshop firmly believe that if they understand every aspect that goes into making a brilliant cup of coffee, they can successfully make one.
They work closely with the same farmers year on year, and developing new relationships all the time, predominantly focusing on travel and purchasing in Africa and Central and South America.
Workshop pride themselves on having a genuine and sincere commitment to developing on-going relationships with producers, that facilitate their objectives of better financial reward for their handiwork, and our desire to serve for the best coffee possible.
Launched in 2014, after a meeting between Bradley Morrison (MD) and Colin Mitchell (director) at a motorcycle festival in 2013.
Bradley Morrison had been working as a barista but wasn’t at all keen on the coffee they were serving and thought he could do a better job. He approached the owner with the proposition that if he started a roastery, would they change their supplier? So, Dark Arts began.
The roastery’s quirky décor is a mix of Americana and artefacts from motorcycle culture and retro horror films. Whilst having fun is high on their agenda, they are ultimately driven by their passion to produce quality products.
It seems all good coffee is built on good relationships. All Press put their success down to every person in the coffee making journey, from the people they choose to partner with, to their first café customer, to their staff around the world.
All Press recognise that the best tasting coffee is not all science, nor is it all craft. It’s the combination of both.
Pioneers in the evolving London speciality coffee scene. They work to source, roast and craft some of the finest coffees from Ethiopia to Guatemala and more, right in the heart of East London.
They place a huge emphasis on their ethos towards sustainability and ethical sources and consequently ensure that their coffee has both character and a transparent story.
Another company who really thrive off the friendships they get to build between a huge range of interesting and talented people; from coffee lovers through to coffee farmers. They love that they have an ability to connect these people.
Having started in a small New Zealand surf town, with just three passionate coffee roasters, they have invested in their product, people and community and have consequently grown around the globe continuing to do what they love.
Founded by 2 people with a wealth of experience and passion in the coffee industry, from barista work, machinery support and coffee training to import, cupping and roasting.
With the ultimate goal to make London famous for good coffee, they source, buy, import, roast and deliver the best coffee they can find.
At The PHA Group we love coffee, so were thrilled when leading household appliance brand SharkNinja came to us with a challenge to launch a PR campaign for their new Ninja Coffee Bar. Read about the influencer partnerships we secured and the outstanding results of the campaign here.
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