If said with enough conviction, the word ‘coffee’ is a complete sentence.
So goes my new favourite quote. The annual coffee festival was in town this past weekend and being the self-proclaimed flat white connoisseur (read: obsessive) that I am, I naturally had to partake. You could even go as far as saying that my passion for coffee began at the London Coffee Festival a few years back. Like a magpie attracted to shiny things, I was—and still am—a sucker for good branding. I wandered over to Ace Hotel’s stall (who were serving Bulldog at the time) and after fanboying over their monochrome design and typefaces, I had what was quite possibly the most incredible espresso. The rest, as they say, was history.
It’s worth stating that I was only there on the Saturday (the festival itself ran from Thursday to Sunday) so there’s no doubt I missed a lot of brands, but there’s only so much caffeine I can handle in one go. (I think I clocked out at fifteen espressos over the course of the day, at least half of which were doubles).
Read the full review, and take a look at some of the images I snapped, for award-winning menswear and lifestyle blog, The Dapper Chapper: http://dapperchapper.com/lifestyle/london-coffee-festival-2018/