9 – 12 JUN 2016 | Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last few years, you’ve probably seen the incredible transformation in Singapore’s coffee scene. Starting with the humble kopi that reigned for the better part of three generations, we’re now spoiled by some of the best coffee roasters and cafes in the region. And guess what? All of this will be culminating in – drum roll please – Singapore Coffee Festival 2016 presented by DBS and hosted by The Straits Times.
Happening 9-12 June 2016 at the F1 Pit Building, Singapore Coffee Festival is our first ever festival dedicated to all delicious variants of coffee. Here’s what you can expect during this exciting weekend-long chance for coffee-lovers to immerse themselves in the art and science that goes behind making a good cuppa joe:

TASTE

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Visiting the Singapore Coffee Festival will give you plenty of opportunities to taste your way through some of Singapore’s best coffee roasters and cafes – without the need to travel around the island to savour their offerings.

Festival-goers can expect to see the likes of Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Oriole CaféDapper CoffeeWheely’s Cafe, Smitten Specialty Coffee & Tea, and many more. Caffeine fiends would be familiar with these brands, but if you haven’t heard 0f them, head down and taste their brews – your world is about to change.

Wondering what else there is besides coffee? Folks like Curbside Cafe, Hatter Street, Acai BowlMomolato, PAUL, and Cream & Custard will also be dishing out cafe staples, baked goods, dude food, and organic cold-pressed juices.

LEARN

Curious about why folks are so crazy about this little beautiful black bean? Sign up for the various workshops and forums led by industry leaders and change-makers to learn more about what goes in your coffee, where it comes from, down to the nitty gritty details of the coffee business.

RT4Specialty coffee academy Bettr Barista will be collaborating with DBS to host panel forums and discussions with at “The #LiveBettr Lab”. Topics include Life Hacks (financial management), Women in Coffee, and social entrepreneurs sharing their thoughts on conscious consumption in Socially Conscious Living, Is it Possible in Singapore?

Common Man Coffee Roasters will be offering hands-on sessions such as Fundamental Barista Skills, Latte Art Techniques, Home Brewers Basics, and more seminars to teach you how to make and appreciate an awesome cup of coffee at “The CMCR Lab”.

Put your newly learned coffee appreciation expertise to the test as you weave through cafes and cups of coffee at the festival. Inspired to become a home barista? Equipment vendors such as Knockhouse Supply Co, Stellar M, and Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee will help you out with a home setup that best suits your needs.

For more thought-provoking caffeinated conversations, join prominent The Straits Times Journalists at “The ST Reading Room” for sessions like “Ask Wong Ah Yoke: Which Local Restaurants Truly Deserve Three Michelin Stars?”.

BE ENTERTAINED

Besides having heritage Hainanese brewers Killiney Kopitiam serving up local kopi and kaya toast, Singapore Coffee Festival is putting the spotlight on local talent with homegrown musicians playing at the festival. Curated by “The Godfather of Singapore Fashion” Daniel Boey, the line-up is not confirmed at the moment, but we foresee that there’ll probably be acts you know and love. Attendees can also expect local films to be screened.

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Ladies, stop by The Shiseido Parlour to try out their products while indulging in sweets treats flown in from Ginza, Japan like the Shiseido Parlour Cheese Cake.

TICKETS

The Singapore Coffee Festival will be happening 9-12 June 2016 at the F1 Pit Building. Tickets are available at here while admission for Trade and Media Day on 9 June is by invite only. For more information on the festival’s workshops, events and partners, check out Singapore Coffee Festival’s website.

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and hashtag your photos with #SGCoffeeFest.

This article is sponsored by Singapore Coffee Festival.

All images courtesy of Singapore Coffee Festival.