Speciality coffee is thriving in the Czech Republic, just ask 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies who now calls it his home. The Prague Coffee Festival (PCF) will be held in the Kampus Hybernská Open Community Space in Prague. The upcoming event is organised by the Coffee Embassy association whose mission is to develop and promote coffee culture, with financial support from the city.
With over 40 roasteries and 16 cafes involved over the weekend it promises to be a carnival of caffeination. On the menu this year is the usual host of cuppings, latte art smackdown as well as workshops on home brewing and sensory skills and talks by both Czech and international coffee experts, including Ida Steen of CoffeeMind in Copenhagen, Sara Corrales representing a new generation of Central American coffee farmers, Josef Opatrný, Director of the Centre for Ibero-American Studies and coffee historian and Jáchym Růžička, Coffee Trainer for Coffee Embassy.
Tickets for the PCF are available online at www.coffeefest.cz. One-day pass costs just CZK 290 per person and includes “all you can drink” coffee at the Prague Coffee Festival plus attendance at lectures, workshops and cuppings of your choice. To attend the lectures, workshops and cuppings, please register in advance. Number of tickets is limited due to capacity.
Hybernská 4, Prague 1
October 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday Festival Party at Café Jedna
The National Gallery in Prague, Trade Fair Palace, Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7 (October 14, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).