The ‘biggest coffee festival Scotland has ever seen’ has been announced.
The Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait on May 13 and 14.
This year organisers are promising more events to attract the city’s coffee lovers and showcase the independent coffee scene.
Tickets went on sale this week for the eighth Glasgow Coffee Festival. Last year’s event was a sell-out, with more than 2,400 people attending over the course of the weekend.
Event organiser and Dear Green founder Lisa Lawson said: “This is a celebration of Scotland’s coffee community which has continued to thrive through all the challenges it faces; from Brexit to Covid and now rising utility bills.
“The coffee industry in Scotland is incredibly creative and resilient, and we’re very proud to be part of it.
“Each year, there’s more demand for the festival as Scotland’s coffee community grows, and more coffee curious people become coffee lovers.
“Hopefully the festival will encourage even more people to swap their visit to a big chain for an independent coffee shop, which serves coffee by independent roasters and supports the local economy.
“Last year’s festival was the biggest ever, and this year we’ll have a lot more events throughout the weekend. It’s shaping up to be the biggest coffee festival Scotland has ever seen.
Hopefully the festival will encourage even more people to swap their visit to a big chain for an independent coffee shop, which serves coffee by independent roasters and supports the local economy.
“We’re very excited to share news of the full calendar of events in the coming weeks and we’re proud to give a platform to Scotland’s coffee businesses to reach a new audience.”
As has been the case since 2018, the festival will be completely single-use cup free, something which is expected to help save more than 30,000 cups from landfill this year, thanks to a partnership with KeepCup.
Profits from this year’s festival will be donated to charity. Last year, attendees helped to raise over £8,000 to support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.
Registrations are open for sponsors and stallholders, with La Marzocco, Us V Them, Oatly and Mayze already signed-up.
Tickets are £14 per session and will include presentations, tastings, and plenty of coffee.