I was super excited to get a press pass for the London Coffee Festival at The Old Truman Brewery this year c/o Nuffnang UK because I’ve been wanting to go for years! The place was packed and I was pretty happy to explore the rooms with Iris, Emma, Maria, Alex, Shrim, Amrita and Sarah.
There were other beverages too. All Good serves organic and ethical drinks like ginger beer, cola and lemonade and they have to cutest packaging ever. I also tried a piece of raw cola – it was bitter as! One Water‘s juiced water blew my mind and I’m particularly amazed by the company because 100% of the profits go to The One Foundation, which funds sustainable development projects in the world’s harshest regions. Amazing.
The lounge area was a cool place to stay and watch musicians serenade you for a bit. There was a Colombian band playing and it reminded me so much of the Putumayo CDs I collected in college.
What’s a festival without food? There was a lot! There were stalls offering savouries for the hungry. Glad to see The Breakfast Club there!
I adored the independent cake shops like Fresh Eric’s Cakes who had the most photogenic display of cakes and pies.
I mean seriously, we were ooh-ing and ahh-ing from the cakes. I wish they had proper takeaway boxes so we could have taken some home though. Their award-winning carrot cake is my favourite.
Cakesmiths displayed their award winning traybakes and flapjacks. The salted caramel bubbles is a winner!
Ganache Macarons had very pretty stall which was exactly how I think macaron shops should look like. It was light and bright and dainty. Their macarons looked so delicious and perfectly made!
There were pretty awesome discoveries like Propercorn‘s Sweet Coconut & Vanilla flavoured popcorn.
Nut Shot, peanut butter which is 100% made peanuts (no added anything!) and Biscuit Butter which is the only cookie butter you should have in your life.
Nata Pura just took a full batch of freshly baked pasteis de nata when we arrived at their stall. I almost drowned in my own drool. Man, they smelled and looked amazing!
Natural Balance Foods full selection of Nakd and Trek healthy snack bars – idn’t know there were loads!
We hung out for a bit at the Julius Meinl Poetry Cafe which was indeed, inspiring – write a short poem and you get free coffee! =). Took me back to college days when I’d go to a cafe and write for hours.
We headed to the basement to check out more cool stuff…. and I fell off the stairs after taking this shot! HAHAHA!!! Was it an indication that I haven’t had enough coffee?
My bruised knees ached so badly but some coconut gelato from Gelupo helped ease the pain.
I wanted to take this motorcycle home because it was so badass… but I can’t ride a bike so I just took a snap of it.
More adult beverages!
Last hit of the day was a frangelico-vodka-coffee concoction offered by the charming Italian chaps from Caffe Cagliari. They were too charming to resist (the test tubes I mean!) *hic*
So pleased to have attended the event with blogger buddies (old and new). Coffee, after all, is best shared with mates.
Doña Botero offered really good coffee and I was rather quite fond of them as they were so lovely to the people who visited their stalls. It's a family business that's been running through generations so you can really see how passionate they are about their products. Keurig K45
Love that artwork of a jaguar came from the spilled coffee.