If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters on Sunday, November 26, 2017, 10am to 5pm at Railtown Warehouse, 298 Alexander Street. Limited tickets are available here.
“The third wave of coffee is a movement to produce high-quality coffee, and consider coffee as an artisanal product, like wine, rather than a simply a commodity,” said Mengo McCall of Mountain Coffee Ltd., which specializes in importing green coffee.
“Vancouver is considered one of the leading cities for coffee culture in North America and has a global reputation for producing incredible coffee and cafe experiences,” said Dusty Smith of Agro Coffee Roaster, one of the local businesses participating in the event. “Beanstock is our chance to show off our craft and connect with people who not only love a great cup of coffee but also care where it comes from.”
Created by an independent group of industry professionals from the coffee community, Beanstock offers samples from 30 of the city’s best micro-roasters, including Agro, Pallet and more, as well as the opportunity to meet the creators and learn more about third wave coffee culture. The festival also features Vancouver’s best artisanal food vendors, coffee-based cocktails, craft beer, local wine and a pop-up brew shop. Friendly competitions between micro-roasters are scheduled throughout the day.
Unlike most coffee industry events, Beanstock is open to the public. Entry-level tickets provide unlimited coffee samples, and a ticket for a sample bag of beans from your micro-roaster of choice. Premium tickets also include vouchers for specialty food items, a commemorative mug and custom tote bag, plus two additional bags of coffee beans.
Beanstock Coffee Festival is a single-day event to showcase the best independent micro-roasters and celebrate third wave coffee culture. Get your advance tickets here.
By: Richard Wolak