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Prague Coffee Festival 2019
October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
On the weekend of 12 to 13 October 2019, 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.
As in previous years, a great programme is prepared for the visitors of the festival, full of excellent coffee from all around the world, presentations of more than fifty domestic as well as foreign roasteries and cafés, professional coffee degustations called “cuppings”, or the popular milk battle – a competition in Latte Art which means drawing in coffee with milk foam.
During both festival 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.
The visitors can also look forward to a number of workshops where they can learn how to prepare home-made filtered coffee in seven different ways (drip brewing, Aeropress, Kalita Wave, Chemex, Moka Pot, Cezve (Turkish coffee) and French Press), or practise their sensory skills and learn how to perceive flavours. Creative people can then play around in the lettering and drawing workshops.
At the occasion of the 8th Prague Coffee Festival, the already seventh edition of Book of Cafés will be released, now taking its owner to 40 interesting cafés from different parts of the Czech Republic where speciality coffee is served. In each of the presented cafés, the owners of the book get one free coffee drink. The largest group of cafés is based in Prague (19 cafés), Pilsen (3 cafés) and Ústí nad Labem (2 cafés). In total, the book features 19 cities and towns from all over the Czech Republic. You can buy the book directly at the festival for CZK 399 (including VAT).