There are so many exciting homegrown coffee festivals happening in Europe right now it’ll make your head spin. Glasgow, Ljubljana, Tehran, there’s an exciting new breed of festivals for locals worldwide (to speak nothing of the larger, Allegra-organized events in London, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Milan). No list of international coffee festivals is complete with out Prague. Now in its seventh year, the Prague Coffee Festival is a weekend full of lectures, workshops, and of course, tons of coffee.
Taking place October 20th and 21st at the Prague Market, this year’s festival includes over 50 Czech and international roasters and cafes working either the brew bar or espresso bar (or in some cases, both), including notables like: La Cabra (Denmark), Origin Coffee (UK), EMA Espresso Bar (Czech Republic), and Double B (Russia).
Along with tasting coffee, the Prague Coffee Festival invited attendees to a host of discussions and workshops. Expect to find a range of lecture topics, from “Good coffee hunting: tips and tricks for enjoying specialty coffee in 2018” to the headier “Mechanisms of resistance of the genus Coffea” as well as a “Physiotherapy for baristas” session. And for those looking to get more hands-on, workshops on cupping, making coffee at home for a variety of brew methods, sensory training, and even a “coffee cosmetics” are all available. Workshops (as well as cuppings) do require a registration through the Prague Coffee Festival website, so make sure you get signed up in advance.
Tickets for the Prague Coffee Festival are 399 Kč (roughly $18 USD) and can be purchased through the website. Saturday has already sold out, so snag your Sunday tickets now before they are all gone. For a full roster of roasters and events, visit the Prague Coffee Festival's official website.
Top image via the Prague Coffee Festival