The Glasgow Coffee Festival is coming back for its fourth year. Put together by Dear Green Coffee Roasters, the Glasgow Coffee Festival is a two-day celebration of the ever-growing coffee scene in Scotland. And this year, the festival has an eye towards eco-responsibility.
For the first time in the event’s history, the Glasgow Coffee Festival will take place with nary a disposable cup on the premises. Event organizers are asking attendees to bring their own reusable cup to “combat the 30,000 tonnes of coffee cup waste” created each year in the UK. And for those who forget to bring a cup, the GCF has teamed up with KeepCup to lend festival-goers reusable cups. “Everything we do is from an ethical stance, and we felt like it was time for Glasgow Coffee Festival to partner with KeepCup to lead the way with reusable cups,” event organizer and Dear Green founder Lisa Lawson stated, who opted for reusable cups over compostable ones due to the fact “they are usually disposed of in general waste.”
Even with this move towards a more eco-friendly event, you can still expect the same good times as with previous years, including cuppings, latte art clinics, masterclasses, workshops, demos, food, and more coffee than your body could possibly process in a single day.
It all happens the weekend of May 19th and 20th at The Briggait in Glasgow, Scotland. Tickets range from £14.50 to £22.50 for single-day and weekend passes, respectively, and can be purchased here. For more information, visit the Glasgow Coffee Festival’s official website or the 2018 Glasgow Coffee Fesitval Facebook event page.
Don’t forget to bring a cup!
*top image via the Glasgow Coffee Festival