This is my fifth time of visiting said festival! 1st time visiting on a Sunday & I did enjoy it more because I felt that it was not as busy as Saturdays, So Sundays will be considered in the future. Size was about the same as last year, I don’t think it will be held elsewhere in the future though. I had a good time this year, as I went there again with view to buying a fair stock,I didn’t go looking for decaf this year as I have done in previous years, but I went with the intent of buying coffee from roasters I’d not tried before. I was a bit disappointed not to leave without any shot glasses. I actually managed to forget about the project I was working on for a day, but I didn’t stick around for my post coffee festival ‘burger as I usually do this year.
I bought back Six of bags of Beans this year, my record for the London coffee Festival! No decaf this year (the Roasters were, Outpost, Neighbourhood, Blue Bean, Chimney fire, Redemption & Django) The rest of the stuff I got were freebies (Modern Standard) or came included in the admission price.
I would say 3 hours is more than enough for a visit, though I have heard you can stay all day. (It gets very busy, noisy & hot) I would say to anyone who is new to taking drinking coffee seriously, its a good day out. You need to get there early though as the queues are manic & the good stuff goes quickly, though they have gone back to the old entrances & I think that is a step backward.
I took even more photos than I have done in previous years, see below.
When I came out of there, my head was compared with previous years, that was due to me pacing myself. My sister & her son would like to go but I don’t know when that will be.