The Singapore Coffee Festival is back, and it's bigger than ever. Beyond robust blends and hipster brews, you'll also get to enjoy live music performances and take part in coffee workshops
We’re a nation of coffee lovers – there’s certainly no doubt about that. After all, it’s plain to see that our list of hot new cafes never seems to be short of deserving entries! Whether it’s a latte, cappuccino, or mocha that gets you out of bed in the wee hours, the annual Singapore Coffee Festival is a comprehensive celebration of Singapore’s vibrant coffee movement – from coffee roasters to hipster cafes.
The festival will take place from 3 to 6 August in a larger venue than last year, the Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Now before you mark your calendars, take note that 3 August is reserved for trade and media guests. But from 4 to 6 August, the event is open to the public and will be divided into brunch (10am-3.30pm) and sundown (4.30pm-10pm) sessions. The event is ticketed, and if you get your tickets before 4 June, you’ll get to enjoy early-bird tickets at $17 (see here for detailed pricing and DBS cardholder discounts).
If you were lucky enough to have visited last year, you’ll be pleased to know that favourites like Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Symmetry, and Dapper Coffee are set to make a return. Joining these coffee mavens are newcomers like Jewel Coffee, Caffe Vergnano, Park Bench Deli (they do more than kickass sandwiches!), and Brawn & Brains.
And when you’ve got a nice caffeine buzz going, make sure you check out the festival’s other attractions like barista competitions, workshops, and demonstrations. And because live music is absolutely essential for any festival, visitors can expect a selection of live local music acts as well as live art performances. While coffee may not be appropriate for kids, the event welcomes children and will offer child-friendly activities that include storytelling sessions and even a “child-friendly social space”.