The city of coffee-lovers plays host to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2017 from 10 to 12 March 2017 in Westergasfabriek.

The Dutch are well-known for their love affair with coffee. After those colder Scandinavian nations, they’re said to be the nation that drinks most cups per day. So it makes perfect sense that the city is celebrating all things related to coffee at Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2017.

Even coffee fans wired on caffeine will struggle to participate in all the activities going on during the festival, such is the diversity of activity. In The Lab, coffee becomes chemistry inside a real glass greenhouse. Sponsored by Illy, this is a place where ideas are shared, from the latest trends to tips on starting your own coffee shop from the likes of entrepreneurs such as Hylke Thiry from Pistache Zwolle.

There are also sessions on latte art, inventive experiences by coffee mixologists and coffee and food pairings. An Alpro session by Coffee Masters Champion and Instagram sensation Ben Morrow will engage coffee fans in all things related to coffee entrepreneurship. There is even a coffee art project to enjoy while supping on your coffee of choice. And for those who get tired of coffee after a while, the Dutch Tea Championship will also be going on throughout the festival, adding some variety in beverage choice.

The Amsterdam Coffee Festival is taking place in Westergasfabriek, a former gasworks factory that is now a cultural venue. Loved by Amsterdammers far and wide, particularly those involved in the creative industries, Westergasfabriek looks set to form an impressive backdrop to the festival.

We interviewed Amsterdam-based coffee-preneur Richard Jones, from Jones Brothers Coffee, in our Carl Goes Amsterdam travel guide for entrepreneurs, creatives and the generally curious. Jones Brothers Coffee will be at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival, so make sure you go and say hello!

Website: Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2017

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