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London Coffee Festival 2013 (50 Pics)


 

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London Coffee Festival 2013, 25-28th April 2013
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL (map)

The London Coffee Festival returns for its third year. This four day event celebrates all things coffee related. From machines and bean to cakes and pastries for your coffee business.

London Coffee Festival 2013 - "Coffee Undine" by Laura Arten (2013)

London Coffee Festival 2013 – “Coffee Undine” by Laura Arten (2013)

The London Coffee Festival isn’t just ‘espresso-machine-porn’ for the caffeine addicted. In amongst the polished machines there is an exhibition of coffee related artwork, including a series of photographs titled “Coffee Undine” by Laura Arten of a nude woman reclining in a bath of coffee.

“Something like a hot bath is readily available at the end of the long day. It occured to me that to make a cup of coffee you need fresh water. So obvious, I never really thought about it before.” – Laura Arten

London Coffee Festival 2013 - Barista Championships

London Coffee Festival 2013 – Barista Championships

London Coffee Festival 2013 - Pork Anyone?

London Coffee Festival 2013 – Pork Anyone?

Additionally the UK Barista Championships and the UK Brewers Cup Competition are being held during the four day festival. On this first day the UK Cup Tasting Competition was in progress, contestants slurp three cups of coffee to determine the “odd one out”.

For the hungry, streetfood vendors were on hand with global food including Vietnamese, Spanish, German, and Seychelles cuisine. In particular the whole pig on a spit looked particularly impressive.

If you are a true coffee geek look out for the vacuum pot machines from Brewed By Hand, the Japanese importer of the Japanese manufacturer “Hario”.

(For those with the 6 second video app “Vine” see my feed “Wilkes888” or this link for a video of their vacuum pot in action.)

If you like your steampunk style gadgets look out for the Rok Kitchen Tools manual espresso machine [vine video link] which resembles double lever arm corkscrew in reverse.

A word of advice, take it easy on the samples, there were a lot of buzzed visitors running around the venue!

London Coffee Festival 2013
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2 comments on “London Coffee Festival 2013 (50 Pics)

  1. WOW! I wish someday I’ll be there. Seems like I’ll be on a spot full of coffee things. Gonna Love it! *.*

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