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Calling all Coffee Geeks

The Cape Town Coffee Festival’s Lab Programme is designed to offer visitors an array of interactive demonstrations, workshops and tasting sessions, as well as fascinating talks and lively debates on everything from starting a new career in coffee to how to brew coffee at home. 

Keep reading to view the exciting sessions and boundary pushing talks from the 2019 Lab programme to get an idea as to what to expect for 2022.

the lab line-up (2019)


11:15 South African Coffee Culture - Mel Winters, Coffee Magazine 

12:00 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. - Charles Denison, Cultivar 

12:45 Being Sustainable in an Unsustainable World - Matt Carter, Tribeca Coffee 

13:30 Building a Differentiated Milk Brand - Joel Sermon, Fair Cape Dairies

14:15 From Head hunters to Coffee Growers - Pieter Vermeulen, Nagaland Coffee

15:00 The Starbucks Impact on Farming Communities - Ishan Natalie, Starbucks

15.45 Aroma vs. Taste - Jake Easton, Tribe Coffee Roasting 

16.45 Plant-based Trends and Insights: Inspiration To Enhance Your Coffee Business - Eric Derie and Merijn Gijsbers, Alpro

17:30 Tia Maria - Tia Maria Coffee Project - Alecs Besier, Tia Maria 

11:30 How Much Should You Pay For A Cup Of Coffee? - Jono Le Feuvre, Rosetta 

12:15 Competing in Coffee - Harry Mole, Woolworths

13:00 Tia Maria Coffee Project - Alecs Besier, Tia Maria 

14:00 Dairy-Free: How to Milk It - Eleanor Ponsonby, Rude Health

14:45 How Dark Should We Be? - David Donde, Truth Coffee Roasting 

15:30 The Importance of Water - Byron Keet, Electrical Industries

Stay tuned for the updated 2020 line-up coming soon!

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