Cape Town Coffee Festival - It's coming!!

Friday, 1 March, 2019
The Cape Town Coffee Festival is coming to the Mother City and we’re excited!  This global initiative, which runs in London, Amsterdam, New York, LA and Milan is going to be a highlight of the South African Coffee Calendar and we can’t wait to see what kind of an African flavour Cape Town will add to this very popular global coffee event. 
As the Coffee Magazine, We were lucky enough to go to the London Coffee Festival last year to check it out, and it truly is unlike any coffee event on the planet. We experienced a very vibey, trendy, consumer facing, coffee-orientated environment, that literally had something for every coffee lover - from the trade, right through to the connoisser, and all of the various lifestyle subcultures in between. We are also very pleased to announce that we, as Coffee Magazine, are the Official media Partners of the event, so watch this space in the coming weeks and months as we bring you all the news, upcoming attractions as they are added to the event and…of course, some sneaky ticket giveaways for our most loyal readers! 
The Coffee Festivals are interactive, entertaining and informative!
So what can one expect at The Cape Town Coffee Festival? Chatting to the event organisers, this version of the Coffee Festival is set to be a celebration of Africa’s coffee culture. On top of our most popular features - like Latte Art Live, The Lab, The Street Food Market and The Coffee Cocktail Bar - the Festival will include a few other features tailored to promote local coffees, such as The African Coffee Experience, and to give exposure to local artists with our Live Music Stage. The festival will give musicians a chance to share their music with a vast audience and engage in a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great music and coffee culture. 
Live Music on the Saturday night in LA at the LA Coffee Festival.
So if you know of a local band or a musician that you would like to see at CTCF, then get them to apply online by submitting a YouTube video performance at the link they will find on the website at
On this debut year’s festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, “We are delighted to be bringing the Coffee Festival to the African continent for the first time. Cape Town is a city of culture and creativity, and coffee and food play a huge part in the fabric of the city life. The event is a celebration of the vibrant African coffee culture, of the deep spirit of community that coffee fosters and of the career opportunities that it generates.”
The Lab will be split into two areas, of which one “The Small Business Lab” will be dedicated to speeches, lectures and workshops focusing on small businesses and on discussing/supporting their set up and best practices. 
The Lab.
There will also be a Coffee Art Project Gallery showcasing the work of local artists, who will be asked to submit an original piece of artwork that has been inspired by African coffee.

Tickets for The Cape Town Coffee Festival are now on sale at:, and are expected to sell out quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give African and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.

The festival is also offering a “Super VIP” ticket package, which includes a two-day access to the event, a dedicated VIP entrance, complimentary cocktails from The Coffee Cocktail Bar, a VIP goodie bag filled with gifts from some of the event vendors, and a copy of The Meaning of Coffee book. 

The two-day festival will boast some of the most popular features such as Latte Art Live, The Lab, The African Coffee Experience, The Coffee Cocktail Bar, a Live Music stage and many more: 

-       Latte Art Live, an interactive zone dedicated to the highly popular skill of latte art. In past years at the NYC and London Coffee Festivals, local heroes such as Jai Lott and Barista Dee, and international names like Dritan Alsela, Dhan Tamang, Lem Butler, and Luke Shilling, have taken to the stage. Attendees can take part in hands-on workshops and demonstrations where the pros will teach them the techniques and skills behind jaw-dropping masterpieces. 

-       The Lab program, featuring an exciting line-up of interactive activities and The Small Business Lab, a whole extra Lab zone dedicated to promoting and supporting small local businesses through a series of interactive talks and workshops.  

-       The African Coffee Experience is a showcase of the diverse African coffee scene. Featuring three of South Africa’s key coffee roasters, this area will be dedicated to exploring and tasting the best origins and cups the African coffee scene has to offer. A sensory experience you will hardly forget.

-       The Coffee Cocktail Bar is an area where we will be serving indulgent cocktails with high buzz-factor. 

-       The Innovation Zone is where you can discover the personalities behind some of 2019’s coolest and most cutting-edge brands and small businesses, ranging from technology, to apparel, to the freshest micro-roasters.

-       The Street Food Market is the go-to spot to refuel with inspired, easy, healthy food from artisan street food stalls offering the best the South African food scene has to offer.

-       The Live Music Stage will host live performances and DJ’s all throughout the event, showcasing the talent of local artists, bands and solo singers while engaging a deep spirit of community among those who share a passion for great music and coffee culture. Musicians can apply online by submitting a YouTube video performance. 

-       The Coffee Art Project Gallery is a gallery showcasing the creativity and talents of emerging and established local artists whose photography has been inspired by African coffee. The highlight of the Gallery will be a photography series of the renowned Sowetan coffee culture.  


WHAT: The Cape Town Coffee Festival

WHEN: Sat, June 1st – Sun, June 2nd 2019


Saturday, June 1st – 9:00am-11:00am | Trade Session

Saturday, June 1st – 11:00am-3:00pm | Morning Session

Saturday, June 1st – 3:00pm-7:00pm | Afternoon Session       

Sunday, June 2nd – 10:00am-2:00pm | Morning Session

Sunday, June 2nd –  2:00pm-6:00pm | Afternoon Session

WHERE: The Castle of Good Hope | Darling Street | Cape Town 

TICKETS: Tickets available shortly from  :

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Official Hashtag: #capetowncoffeefestival

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