This weekend the eighth year of the Prague Coffee Festival will take place in Holešovice.
It is the biggest coffee festival in the Czech Republic where professionals from the world of coffee, as well as enthusiasts from the general public, regularly meet.
The festival will also offer a variety of refreshments from both salty and sweet bakery products and pancakes, home-made cheesecakes, and doughnuts to hamburgers and Asian or vegan specialities. The music scene will be taken care of by DJ Pocoloco (Cabaret Manana).
Recently a lot of attention has been paid to coffee, particularly to specialty coffee and to new brewing techniques which have even become popular among the general public. The festival weekend will be filled with tastings, coffee shop and roastery presentations, workshops, lectures, and a music program.
During both days, several lectures led mostly by foreign guests from the world of coffee will take place. These include:
- Dr. Samo Smrke, who works at the University of Applied Science in Zurich, in the department of Coffee Competence Centre and Analytical Technologies;
- Martin Hudák, the World Champion in the Coffee in Good Spirits competition, who will speak on the coffee cocktails of the future;
- Gwilym Davies, an internationally known jury member in coffee competitions and tutor, who will present the basics of coffee to the visitors;
- Veronika Tázlerová, a blogger and author of Prague Coffee Guide and the map of cafés, who will give you advice on how to simply take photos and arrange (not only) coffee to be put on Instagram, and how to use this social network effectively for marketing presentation of a café or roastery.
You can buy the tickets for the festival in electronic form at coffeefest.cz.
A one-day ticket costs CZK 399 and includes the unlimited degustation of coffee at the festival and, at the same time, the entry to the lectures, workshops, and cuppings. The entrance fee includes also the map of Prague cafés, containing all businesses from all the existing editions of Book of Cafés, to be received by the visitors at the venue.
The Prague Coffee Festival is organized by the Coffee Embassy association whose mission is to promote coffee culture and raise public awareness about coffee, coffee growers and processors, and new trends. The Prague Coffee Festival was established in 2012 by a team of the mamacoffee roastery