Lovers of coffee and café culture are in for a treat this month when the Hampshire Coffee Festival takes place on Saturday 12 October. Set to be a celebration of the region’s fast-growing café scene, the event promises plenty to see, try and buy as visitors sample their way around Guildhall Winchester.
The festival will offer visitors the chance to learn the secrets of creating the perfect cup of coffee from experts including Winchester Coffee School and Extract Coffee Roasters. With several interactive masterclasses and workshops taking place across the day, the event gives visitors a real opportunity to discover the exciting world behind their favourite cuppa.
Local coffee roasters will be on hand to talk visitors through this special process and they will also have a chance to try roasting coffee. The barista experience doesn’t end there. Coffee enthusiasts can also come away with some new latte art skills to show off.
Tea drinkers will also be served well by exhibitors including Birchall Tea and there will be plenty for foodies to indulge in too.
The festival is a collaboration between Guildhall Winchester, The Cabinet Rooms and Winchester Coffee School and an opportunity to meet many of those involved in the region’s vibrant, independent café culture scene. The festival organisers are actively encouraging attendees to be curious, to discover new drinks and put their questions to local beverage experts.
Whether you take the event as an opportunity to kick start your Christmas shopping, to hone your barista skills or simply get your caffeine fix and have a great day out with friends, Winchester Coffee Festival will be a day to remember.