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Preview: Singapore Coffee Festival 2017

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Tired of cafe hopping, but still want to get all your coffee in one place? Never fear, the Singapore Coffee Festival is back this year to gather all your favourite coffee haunts in a single convenient location for one caffeine filled weekend!

Organized by The Straits Times and presented by DBS, expect to see even more of the delights Coffee Fest brought when it was first introduced in 2016, having moved to a brand new, bigger location at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre! With a smorgasbord of workshops, demonstrations, talks and tastings, there’s more than enough activities to keep any caffeine junkie busy for all four days of the festival. Be sure to look out for fun family friendly activities from storytelling sessions to leather-crafting workshops, as well as talks from Straits Times editors such as food writer Tan Hsueh Yun, who will be hosting Posh Nosh with Hsueh, featuring the most delectable of foods available at the festival.

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This time around, festival-goers can also expect even more perks with their ticket. Visitors will receive the SCF Coffee Card, a special card that entitles the holder to exclusive discounts at over 30 cafes and F&B establishments throughout August, as well as receive two sample drinks each from participating exhibitors at the festival.

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What’s also special for this edition of the festival is that they’ll be playing host to Common Man Coffee Roasters’ Singapore Aeropress Championships 2017, where aeropress experts will vie to squeeze out the best brew live. Also look out for the largest ever Barter Market. Presented by “Sticker Lady” Sam Lo’s Indigoism outift, the Barter Market is a truly unique bazaar where you can leave your wallet aside and trade items for art.

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Look out for even more artistic events at this year’s festival. Cheekily themed “espresso’self”, Coffee Festival has teamed up with the Singapore Writers Festival to conduct SWF POP @ Coffee Festival, where two teams of writers and artists will compete to produce poetry/prose and illustrations based off coffee-related prompts from the audience. Visitors can also join Straits Times artists in live graffiti performances along the wall panels of the venue, or receive personalized coffee doodles and coffee poems on takeaway cups.

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With over 80 of the very best cafes exhibiting at Coffee Festival, including the likes of cafe veterans Chye Seng Huat Hardware and our personal favourite Percolate, you’ll need the whole weekend to work your way through the countless lattes you’ll no doubt be downing at the festival. Instagrammers will also be delighted to know that Dapper Coffee will be bringing in their blue Unicorn Tears drink once again, and esteemed cafe The Coffee Academics will be selling their bizarre creation – Coffee in a Cone. Get your tickets and don’t be afraid to turn up early; there’ll be plenty of coffee to keep you going throughout the festivities.

Photo Credit: SG Coffee Festival Facebook

Singapore Coffee Festival takes place at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre from 4th to 6th August. For more information, the full list of exhibitors and tickets, check out their website here

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