A festival inspired by African coffee

Allegra Group chief executive officer, Jeffery Young.

The Cape Town Coffee Festival will be taking place on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 at the Castle of Good Hope, from 9am.

The inaugural event will include over 65 exhibitors showcasing coffee, food, cocktails, live music and art.

There will be free coffee sampling, workshops about coffee and meet and greet opportunities with top African coffee companies, artisans and baristas.

The festival is split into morning and afternoon sessions. The line-up includes Latte Art Live, The Small Business Lab, The African Coffee Experience, The Coffee Cocktail Bar, a live music stage and a coffee art gallery.

Latte Art Live will be an interactive zone dedicated to the skill
of latte art. World-renowned barista Dritan Alsela will be on stage and attendees can take
part in hands-on workshops
and demonstrations where the pros will teach them the techniques.

The Coffee Lab will educate visitors about the latest trends and concepts in the coffee industry, while The Small Business Lab will be dedicated to promoting and supporting small local businesses through a series of interactive talks and workshops.

The Coffee Art Project Gallery will include the work of emerging and established local artists whose photography has been inspired by African coffee.

The highlight of the gallery will be a photography series of the renowned Sowetan coffee culture by local artist Andile Bhala.

Tickets cost R150 online, and R180 at the door.

The festival is also offering a Super VIP ticket package, which includes a two-day access to the event, a dedicated VIP entrance, complimentary cocktails from the VIP Bar, a VIP goody bag filled with gifts from some of the event vendors, copies of the books The Meaning of Coffee and The Meaning of Wine.

To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.
capetown-coffeefestival.com or email info@capetown-coffeefestival.com