Feature by Zac Cadwalader, originally published on Sprudge.
This weekend, the Amsterdam Coffee Festival returns to the Westergasfabriek. Now in its fifth year, the Amsterdam Coffee Festival is going to be chock full of coffee competitions, educational events, food, drinks, music, and just about anything else you’d need for a good time.
Like with previous years, Sprudge is a proud media sponsor of this year’s Amsterdam Coffee Festival put on by Allegra Events, and we’ll be there to see all the many, many sites along with 15,000+ of our closest friends Friday, March 9th through Sunday, March 11th. From a spectator’s perspective, the highlight of the weekend is the many, many competitions taking place. Along with the Dutch Latte Art, Barista, and Brewers Cup Championships, The Amsterdam Coffee Festival is also the home of Coffee Mixologists, a competition featuring eight teams of one barista and one mixologist all putting their creative wits to the test in head-to-head, bracket-style battles. The winning team will take home €1000 and a trip to the London Coffee Festival happening later next month.
There will also be a variety of workshops, offerings multiple opportunities for some hands-on learning. How to taste coffee, the importance of water quality, secrets from a Coffee Master with James Wise (winner of the 2017 London Coffee Masters)—there’s a lot of learning to be had over the coming weekend.
Day passes for the Amsterdam Coffee Festival start at just €15 (€18 at the door), which includes a full day’s admission, tote bag, and all the coffee and competition your little heart desires. The €50 (€65 at the door) VIP ticket gets you access to everything the standard ticket does as well as a three-course coffee and food pairing and a complimentary cocktail at the Tia Maria + Coffee Project bar.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Amsterdam Coffee Festival’s official website.
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.
*top image via the Amsterdam Coffee Festival