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Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival 2017

Poster by Hey Studio, picture by Anthony Perez

After last year’s successful first edition, Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival is back with a second edition on May 5th & 6th to consolidate the event as the meeting point for the Spanish community of specialty coffee.

Independent Barcelona Coffee Festival is back on May 5th & 6th 2017. This initiative, which was created last year by Nømad Coffee, Right Side Coffee, Satan’s Coffee Corner, Skye Coffee Co and All Those, is back this year with even more content than the previous year. Coffee shops and roasters that support the specialty coffee scene in Barcelona as well as in other cities from the rest of Spain will be present, as well as some guests from Europe will join this event, unique to the city.

Another new addition to the festival will be the professional day aimed at people who work within the speciality coffee industry. On Friday May 5th, all kind of activities, talks and workshops will take place for coffee shop owners, baristas, roasters and coffee enthusiasts. Some of the topics for example will be: the importance of the milling scale when extracting coffee or the important role of water, and there will be calibrated tastings by some of the most worldwide acknowledged coffee importers like Nordic Approach or 32cup.

On Saturday May 6th, alongside with the Poblenou Open Day, we will hold a big event in Espacio 88 open to anyone interested that feels curious to know more about this new wave of coffee. There will be free unlimited coffee roasted by the best Spanish roasters, activities by some of the leading people in the local gastronomic scene like chefs, artisans and producers. This day will have music, food, craft beer, natural wine, coffee-based cocktails and, of course, non-stop coffee!

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th 2017. Espacio 88, Barcelona

Friday (pro day): from 9 am a 7 pm
Saturday (open day): from 10 am to 10 pm

Tickets: Free entrance for Saturday the 6th. For the professional day pass (Friday) check the IBCF website.