A massive coffee festival took over Singapore this past weekend! The inaugural event featured over a hundred cafes, food joints and shops.
The Singapore Coffee Festival was a huge success, attracting over 20,000 people who came to sample the various brews of the beverage. The four day event began on Thursday for traders and opened to the public on Friday featuring over 100 cafes, speciality brewers, coffee roasters, restaurants and fashion retailers, spread across two floors of the F1 Pit Building.
The turnout exceeded everyone’s expectations as over 10,000 people attended on Saturday alone, forcing the organizers, DBS and The Straits Times, to halt ticket sales mid-day and through all of Sunday. 5000 people attended on Sunday which allowed the crowd enough space to move around and experience the various cafes without long lines.
Hungry Heroes, a pop-up cafe selling speciality burgers, mashed potatoes and fries, a watermelon cake by local bakery Cream & Custard and cold-brewed coffee (coffee brewed for 12 to 24 hours in cold water to release a smoother, less astringent flavour) were among the festival favourites.
Also popular were the discussions about supporting sustainable coffee growth, workshops pairing coffee and chocolate, and latte art demonstrations by 2015 World Latte Art Champion Caleb Cha.
—–(Source : Straits Times)