Recently, I received an email from the event organiser of Birmingham Coffee Festival to see if I would like to attend*. I didn’t even know that Birmingham had a coffee festival but it sounded like a cool idea so of course I jumped at the chance! Because I didn’t even know this event happened I thought other people may be in the same boat. Therefore, I wanted to share with you lovely lot a bit of info about the event. Of course, I know that my lovely readers come all over the UK and in fact the world, but I wanted to make sure that any of my fellow Brummies knew about this fab event! So here is a bit of a rundown of Birmingham coffee festival.
What exactly is this event?
Birmingham Coffee Festival is Europe’s largest independent coffee festival and celebrates the best of Birmingham businesses. The festival is happening on 8/9/10th June 2018 at The Custard Factory.
Tell me more!
Coffee is a great way to bring people together. The event organisers are keen to bring all sorts of people from the ‘coffee scene’ together, whether this is independent coffee houses, speciality roasters, or bigger companies. 40 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences will come from Birmingham and beyond to share their love of coffee with the general public. There is plenty of opportunity to sample speciality coffee from all over the world and maybe even find your new favourite blend. It is a great opportunity to get away fromÂ the mainstream, be independent, and discover some really great brands!
What does my ticket include?
You will be able to enjoy unlimited samples from the various partners as well as being able to buy plenty of products. Local musicians will be on hand to help you to relax and enjoy your time at the event.Â Tickets also include food samples, tastings, and demos.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets cost Â£6 plus a fee of Â£0.98. You can get your tickets hereÂ online. You can also buy them on the door for Â£8 each but be aware that they may have sold out beforehand so it is probably best to do it in advance if you can. Tickets are valid from 12pm-6pm on Friday and from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.Â Tickets are free for under 12s. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
Is there anything else I should know?
- Each year as part of the festival, money is raised for a local charity. In 2018 this is forÂ ‘The Black Country Kitchen’. A volunteer based organisation that helps provide a hot meal every week for theÂ homeless andÂ those in need. All of the live music acts at the event will be â€˜buskingâ€™ and 100% of the money raised by them will go straight to the charity.
- Street food will be available in the Custard Factory courtyard. This is in addition to the vendors inside the festival so there will be plenty of choice.
- There is disabled access at the event.
- Friday is the trade day where there will be no live music and the event will be more geared towards trade visitors. However, anybody is welcome toÂ attend on this day.
- TheÂ venue does not allow visitors to bringÂ dogs inside.
- Parking in the street is free on the weekend and there are also pay and display car parks nearby. Moor St train station is a short walk away.
- The address of the Custard Factory is Gibbs Street, Digbeth B9 A44
So that is a little bit of a rundown of Birmingham Coffee Festival. What do you think? Will you be attending? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
* I received complimentary tickets to this event in return for writing this post. However, all opinions are my own and I would never share something with you that I didn’t think I would love myself!