Back for a 12th year, Caffè Culture is bringing one of the UK’s biggest coffee trade shows back to London, but with a completely new look. With Living Media Events taking the helm, the reinvented show is putting a focus on the specialty cafe and is bringing some of the biggest names in the industry along for the ride. And for the first time, Sprudge is proud to be an official media partner of Caffè Culture, so keep an eye out for our coverage of the event later this year.

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Happening October 16th and 17th at London’s Business Design Centre, some 4,000+ visitors are expected to attend this year’s show showcasing “products ranging from tea, artisan food, bakery and chocolate right through to equipment, technology and packaging,” per the Caffè Culture press release. Exhibitors this year include: Union Hand Roasted, Assembly Coffee, Roastworks, Colonna Coffee, and Climpson and Sons.

But it’s not just booths, thanks to a Steering Committee comprised of Creative Director Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood (Colonna Coffee), Steve Penk (La Spaziale), John Richardson (Industry Consultant), Marco Arrigo (Illy), and Nick Mabey (Assembly), this year’s event will be information driven. In four separate theaters around the event space, Caffè Culture will feature panels and debates programmed by Colonna-Dashwood and Mabey. With over 30 talks already scheduled, attendees can expect topics to include discussions on starting and growing a coffee business, sustainability, quality control, and hospitality. Caffè Culture will also feature the finals of the SCA UK Latte Art Competition as well as a sensory experience led by current World Barista Champion Dale Harris.

There’s no cost to attend Caffè Culture, but an RSVP is required, which can be done here. For a full list of who and what will be at this year’s event, visit the Caffè Culture official website.

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

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