The London Coffee Festival, the largest gathering for coffee lovers in Western Europe, is making its triumphant return, taking up residency at the bustling Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, 6-9 April 2017.

Now entering its seventh year, the 2017 edition is set to be the biggest ever with hundreds of baristas, roasters, chefs and coffee aficionados descending on London for the four-day event.

Following the success of last year's exhibition, which attracted over 30,000 visitors, this year's festival will see the return of the famed Coffee Masters competition where the world's top baristas compete for the prestigious title of Coffee Master and a £5,000 cheque.

Latte Art Live will showcase incredible milk-based artistry; while The White Label Kitchen will ensure visitors can feast on the finest of the capital's top food concepts. There'll be a raft of delicious street foods on offer, too.

Most importantly, all visitors will be welcomed and encouraged to taste and drink coffee to their heart's content, courtesy of the best roasters in Britain.

For those looking to learn as well as being amazed, there'll be loads of workshops including: cupping sessions with the likes of Caravan Coffee Roasters and The Nordic Approach; tastings from the UK's top baristas at La Marzocco's True Artisan Café; whisky and food pairings; matcha tea ceremonies, and classes on everything from brewing styles and bean varieties through to opening your own coffee shop and growing a social media profile in The Lab.

Grind at London Coffee Festival

2017 will see Grind host a pop-up restaurant at The London Coffee Festival
. As well as a 60-seat walk-in restaurant offering classic favourites from its weekend brunch menu, Grind will be welcoming visitors to an exclusive, 12-seat Chef's Table boasting a beautiful three-course coffee and food pairing menu.

This all follows an opening night Espresso Martini party featuring a live DJ set from legendary London DJ, Norman Jay MBE.

Sound too good to miss? It is – which is why we've teamed up with The London Coffee Festival to give away a pair of VIP tickets plus a coffee and food pairing experience for two at Grind's Chef's Table, which will be popping up over the weekend. 

VIP Tickets include:

  • Full day admission to festival
  • Access to VIP hospitality suite
  • Fast-track entry – jump the queue
  • Complimentary cocktail at VIP bar
  • LCF tote bag full of goodies
  • London Coffee Guide 2017
  • 250+ artisan coffee roasters, equipment and food brands
  • Coffee and food tastings
  • Workshops and talks
  • Access to Coffee Masters, Music Stages and all event features
  • 50% of the standard ticket value donated to Project Waterfall
  • Access to LCF Masterclasses (from £6 per experience)

To enter, simply answer the question below.

For more information:

The question is: Who's DJing at London Coffee Festival's opening party?

Competition closes: 30th March 2017

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