The biggest coffee party on earth has drawn to a close for another year. And what a party it was!
After months of anticipation, the London Coffee Festival was back with a bang for 2022, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The Truman Brewery was abuzz once again with the sounds of coffee enthusiasts, coffee shop owners, a host of roasters and major coffee brand names all appreciating the humble bean in all its forms.
The festival proved to be a great opportunity for artisan roasters to showcase their beans and put themselves firmly on the map with coffee lovers new and old. Whether visitors were just embarking on their specialty coffee adventure or were seasoned baristas, there was something for everyone to wrap their hands around. From magnificent machinery with La Marzocco to CBD-infused water, turmeric lattes, ice cream sandwiches, and pints galore – yes, the alcoholic type - after all, you can’t be in a brewery and not have a beer, right?
Dare we say it – coffee wasn’t the only thing getting people excited.
Four days of great coffee gear and even better coffee
With our shelves stacked high, trade crowds were just as busy on public days, all clamouring to get their hands on gear from some of the finest brands – including Barazta, Fellow, Brewista, and Comandante, to Rhino, Bonavita, and Caffetto.
It was great to have an opportunity to speak with so many new roasters and coffee shop owners and hear about their plans. We also thought it was the perfect opportunity to christen the newest addition to our electric grinder family - the Vario W+ - putting it to work grinding front and centre on our stand. It didn’t fail to catch the eye of the masses.
But phenomenal coffee gear would be nothing without exceptional coffee to go with it. We were lucky enough to have our shelves brimming with stocks donated by some of the UK’s most exciting artisan roasters of the moment. They included:
- 39 Steps
- Abe & Co Coffee
- Brookmill Roastery
- Broomfield Coffee
- Garage Roasted
- Limini Coffee
- Mission Coffee Works
- New Ground Coffee
- Press Coffee
- Steampunk Coffee Roasters
- Third Wave Coffee Roasters
But the highlight for us?
Sharing our love of café-quality coffee, made simple, with so many festival goers.
There’s nothing quite like being able to physically show people what we consider to be the best coffee and gear in the business and watch their eyes light up!
Yes – the thought of mediocre brews being a thing of the past is enough to make anyone dizzy with excitement as you show them the simple steps to coffee heaven.
And that’s exactly what we believe – that no one should have to compromise on coffee.
So, it’s goodbye to the London Coffee Festival for another year.
Don’t forget, all trade account applications received by April 30th will be entered into a prize draw to receive £250 of vouchers to spend on Rhino Coffee Gear. You can sign up for a trade account here.
Looking for at home coffee gear? Head over to Coffee Hit