The Scottish Coffee Festival comes to Edinburgh

Something very special is brewing in the capital as the Scottish Coffee Festival comes to Edinburgh

Published 17th Aug 2015
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

The Scottish Coffee Festival is heading to Edinburgh for the very first time this year, and will take place at one of the capital's newest and most exciting venues, the Biscuit Factory in Leith.

On Saturday 29th August, Edinburgh will hold its first ever coffee festival, featuring some of Scotland’s best coffee roasters as Round Square Roastery, Gordon Street Coffee and Italian Espresso specialists VQuality come to town to celebrate all things coffee.

Caffeine aficionados will also have the opportunity to sample the wares of some of Scotland’s finest cafes as well as those of bubble tea experts Tempo Tea Bar.

Kicking off at 11am and finishing at 6pm, the festival will feature a day of sampling some of Scotland’s best coffee as well as barista demonstrations, latte art, and an array of fantastic food, chocolates and baked goods galore.

The Biscuit Factory. Picture: SCF

The Biscuit Factory. Picture: SCF

Guests can also taste sweet treats from Scotland’s first gourmet popcorn company Poporopo while also enjoying coffee inspired ice cream by the award winning Mancini’s ice cream. The festival will also feature an exhibition of art from some of Scotland’s most creative artists as well as music from a host of Scottish talent.

Event organiser, Chris Brown, 30, was inspired to bring Edinburgh its first ever coffee festival after the success of the inaugural event in Glasgow last year, when over 800 people attended.

Chris said: “We were blown away by the success of last year and ever since it finished we had people asking us to bring it to Edinburgh and give the city its first ever coffee festival.
The Biscuit Factory is one of the most exciting venues I’ve seen not just in Scotland, but in Britain. It’s an exciting time to be holding the event on the last weekend of The Edinburgh Festival and we’re delighted to get Leith more involved in the Festival.

"I think over the next few years we will see Leith holding more and more events during The Edinburgh Festival."

• Tickets for the event are priced at £8, with £1 from each ticket sold being donated to charity partner, Prostate Cancer. For more information on the festival, email, or tweet @Glacoffeefest. You can follow the Facebook page, Scottish Coffee Festival, or visit the website,

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