Manchester Coffee Festival returns to the city this November, an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating all things caffeine.

Taking place at Bowlers on Sat 12 & Sun 13 Nov, guests can expect a packed programme of talks and panels featuring key figures from all corners of the industry, tasting rooms filled to the brim with globetrotting coffees, a BIMM-curated music lineup of up-and-coming local artists, a makers market, competitions, food, drinks and much more.

The UK Cup Tasting Champion will also be crowned. Contestants featuring some of the best palates in the UK coffee industry have to work through eight sets of triangle tests — three cups of coffee — where two are the same and one differs to spot the odd one out. The competition gets progressively harder as the coffees get increasingly similar, filtering out the true connoisseur.

Attendees can visit local roasters Ancoats Coffee, Atkinsons, Blossom Coffee, Heart & Graft Coffee Roasters and Salford Coffee Roasters alongside regulars like Allpress, Climpson & Sons, North Star Coffee Roasters, and Origin. There’ll be some new companies popping up too – including The Service Course, Saddleworth Brownies, and Ecoffee Cup. 

This year sees Manchester Coffee Festival partner with Farmers Voice Radio, supporting them in their mission to transform the lives of millions of farmers and rural communities through the power of radio, with 5% of all ticket sales donated directly to the organisation.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet with the Farmers Voice Radio team, where they can learn directly from them about the vital work they are doing to provide coffee farmers with the tools to share knowledge and experience in their wider communities.

Festival Co-Founder, Hannah Davies says: “We are so thrilled to be back in 2022 with a program of festival favourites and some new additions too. Working with BIMM, Born To Be Wild Child and other local organisations enhances the festival experience for attendees whilst generating work for people in Manchester. It’s a priority for us in 2022 to include and feature local companies. 

“Another key goal for us this year is to prioritise accessibility at all points of the festival – we want everyone who comes into contact with Manchester Coffee Festival to feel welcome.”

Tickets are available to book now, with upgrades available to include access to an exclusive workshop with the experts.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 12 Nov - Sun 13 Nov, Bowlers Exhibition Centre,
Longbridge Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 1 Aug 2022