Published: 06:00, 15 June 2021
An Espresso Martini bar and a latte art zone are among the highlights of a new coffee festival coming to the county this summer.
The Kent Coffee Festival, which will be held as part of the free family festival bOing! in August, is expected to attract up to 1,500 coffee lovers, and give a glimpse into the Kent 'coffee scene'.
Taking place on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 at the Gulbenkian at the University of Kent in Canterbury exhibitors and attractions include the show-stopping Latte Art Zone; a coffee roaster zone and an Espresso Martini Bar, as well as talks and interviews.
Event organiser Luke Underdown, founder of Canterbury-based Garage Coffee, said: “As part of my own journey from coffee enthusiast to starting my own coffee business, I was inspired by events like the London Coffee Festival. I wanted to recreate something for the Kent coffee community, as there is so much to shout about when it comes to the Kent coffee scene.
“The festival is about providing a complete coffee experience, bringing together all of the passion and expertise of local coffee professionals and amateur enthusiasts, at the same time as giving a leg up to those who are set on a career in coffee.”
Headline sponsors are La Marzocco, with milk provided by Northiam Dairy and milk alternatives by Oatley.
It will open its doors to the public from 10am until 5pm, with pre-registered tickets £6 for adults, £4 for teens and free for under 12s. Register here.