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  • John Adeleye just announced as headline act for The London Coffee Festival™8-10 April!

    The days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner - that means festival season is about to begin! The first ever London Coffee Festival launches the festival calendar, taking place at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1, from 8-10 April. Join the celebration of London’s thriving coffee scene and gourmet food culture featuring a fantastic live music programme!

    MOBO award winner and X Factor finalist John Adeleye headlines each day of the festival, supported by a selection of undiscovered live acoustic acts including Emi Green, Etta Smith, Larissa Eddie and many more artists from the SEB Collective. A highlight of the festival will be the unveiling of ‘Coffee’, the official UK Coffee Week™song.

    Complementing the live music programme, The London Coffee Festival will feature the best the UK coffee scene has to offer. Guest visits from world class baristas (including 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies), interactive coffee making and roasting demonstrations, delicious artisan food and talks from leading experts about a variety of topics such as ethical coffee, the latest brewing methods and sustainable initiatives are just a sample of what you can discover while enjoying all the great coffee you could possibly drink.

    Over 50 of the coffee and food industry’s biggest and most respected names will exhibit at the event, including artisanal coffee roasters Allpress Espresso Roastery, Matthew Algie and Union Hand-Roasted, world leaders in espresso machines La Cimbali and La Marzocco, much-loved independent coffee venues Bean About Town, Caffé Fratelli and Joe & The Juice and branded coffee chains Costa Coffee and Starbucks.

    Of course, it’s not just about coffee. Drink Me Chai, innocent and Teapigs are among the many other beverage companies to experience at the festival. Gourmet food suppliers and market traders including Flavours of Spain, Heavenly Cakes, Le Creperie de Sophie, Miss Poppy Cakes, Roast Hog and stewed! will provide delicious artisanal food to the festival audience.

    The full list of exhibitors can be found at

    The London Coffee Festival is an integral part of the UK Coffee Week charitable programme. 100% of all ticket sales go directly to support Project Waterfall, to deliver clean water projects in African coffee-producing countries. For more information visit

    If you have not already reserved your place at the festival, please book your tickets now at to avoid disappointment!

    Quote the promo code CFOR01 for your £2.50 ticket discount. Use this code to purchase as many tickets as you like for £6.

    Festival details

    Friday 8 April

    The Public Launch will take place from 5:00pm-10:00pm including an Espresso Martini Party from 7:30pm.

    Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April

    3 sessions will be held each day:

    Brunch 10:00am-1:00pm

    Lunch 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Teatime 4:00pm-7:00pm.

    What is UK Coffee Week?

    This exciting new charitable initiative will celebrate the success of the coffee industry and raise money for an extremely worthy cause via a nationwide programme of charitable collections, public events and media activities from 4-10 April 2011. Thousands of branded and independent coffee shops across the UK are taking part and many industry suppliers have pledged their support.

    Funds raised during UK Coffee Week will go directly to support the Project Waterfall charitable initiative, established by the Allegra Foundation to deliver clean water projects in coffee-producing African countries. The first project will provide clean water to up to 7,000 people in communities in the Mbulu District of Tanzania in partnership with WaterAid. To find out more about the programme visit

    For further information

    Visit the websites and or contact Christine Shanahan (Communications Manager) on [email protected] or +44(0) 20 7691 8838.
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