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Full line up announced for Glasgow Coffee Festival

The Glasgow Coffee Festival is set to return to the city for the fourth time this month and organiser Dear Green Coffee Roasters has just announced the full line up for the event. 

Published: May 9, 2018

The event, which will take place on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018 at the Briggait, will include tastings, presentations and competitions as well as latte art throwdowns, and is expected to sell out in the next few days.

Moving to two days last year due to the high demand for tickets, the festival is also aiming to highlight sustainability at this year's event, with disposable cups banned, and only reusable cups available.

The team behind the event and sponsors KeepCup, La Marzocco and Mercanta are hoping to encourage consumers to change their habits to help combat the 2.5 billion cups that go to landfill in the UK every year. Furthermore, all coffee grounds generated at the festival will be recycled as compost by local entrepreneurs Revive Eco and distributed afterwards ensuring a circular economy aspect to the festival.

The festival will only be using re-usable cups this year. Picture: GCF

The line up will feature exhibitors from across Scotland and the UK ranging from well-established coffee companies to brand new start-up businesses.

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Coffee exhibitors:

Artisan Roast

Brew Lab & Union

Caffeine Fix

Casa Espresso

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Cast Iron Roasters

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La Marzocco


Luckie Beans

Machina Espresso

McCune Smith

Spitfire Espresso

Stirling Coffee

The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters


Unorthodox Roasters

Us Vs Them

Other exhibitors:


Circular Glasgow

Clever Kombucha

Gie It Laldy

Glasgow Markets Vintage Pop Up

House Martin Barbers


Keep Scotland Beautiful

Liquid Sunshine

Mossgiel Farm

Pekoe Tea

Rags to Riches

Rebel Chocolate

Revive Eco

Stef Baxter Pottery

The Hug & Pint

This year's festival is also hosting the Speciality Coffee Association UK Brewers Cup Final, with the eventual winner representing the UK in the world championship in Dubai later this year. The competition, which attracts entrants from around the UK, will see qualifying competitors demonstrate the skill in preparing hand brewed filter coffee.

Lisa Lawson, founder of organisers Dear Green Coffee Roasters said: “this year tickets have sold quicker than ever before. We’ve been overwhelmed by the success of the festival and how much everyone loves coming together to support this community of local coffee talent. We’ve sold out every year so far and are looking forward to doing the same again. Definitely grab your tickets soon if you haven’t already!’

All profits from the event will go to charities World Coffee Research and Glasgow City Mission.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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