Bristol Coffee Festival 2019

Another month, another coffee festival - (I'm loving that there are so many places having their own coffee festivals now!) 

Bristol Coffee Festival (Coffee House Project) has been on my list since it started last year, so after a little road trip down to Bristol, we arrived at The Passenger shed and greeted by the bustling crowds already inside.

I did the usual thing of taking forever to get my bearings, but headed over to my fav girls, Fi and Casey from Girls Who Grind Coffee who had their delicious Rwandan on batch. 

I then headed over to Hasbean to see another coffee pal, Will, and ended up bumping into Izzy and other friends! 

Hasbean had a really interesting bubble tea (coffee hybrid) which of course had to be tried - it was definitely one of the most interesting caffeinated beverages I've ever tried. 

After a lot of mooching around, so many coffees I lost count and so many hugs from coffee pals (honestly coffee festivals are the only place that actually makes me look popular) we found the colouring wall (petition to have a colouring wall at EVERY coffee festival!!!) 

The next highlight was Manumit - Esther and I had many Instagram conversations about how excited we were to finally meet! (I feel like I was definitely more excited) 

When I say Esther is one of the most smiley, kind hearted and bubbly people I have ever met, I'm not lying. she is just super lovely!!! 
(she also very kindly gave me some coffee so expect to see more of Manumit on the blog soon!)

In between all the madness, we managed to have a little sit down with some delicious toasties (CHEESY GOODNESS!!) 

We went and sat down for one of the talks, Soundness Snapshots - Talking Mental Health in the UK Coffee Industry with Kore directive 

It was a really interesting talk, people sharing their stories, what is happening in the Coffee Industry towards better mental health.
One quote that really stood out to me throughout the chat was from Kore directive - "depression will always be with me. I will always have depression, I have moments of high times, and low times. It's just learning how to be better prepared for the low times" - and that really stood true, and I think that way of thinking is how we should all look towards anything mental health related. 

After drinking way too much coffee, we decided to call it a day.


We took it pretty easy on the Sunday and arrived at the festival around midday, we did the usual rounds, Girls Who Grind Coffee, Hasbean, Manumit, and I finally managed to track down Dhan Tamang, after not managing to track him down on the Saturday (he's a very busy man now) - and had a lovely conversation with him (as always!) 

We also went by the La Marzocco stand, where the guy actually let me use the machine to make a coffee (hello, dreams do come true) 

Although he wasn't impressed when I showed him up with some cheeky latte art shapes.

It's safe to say we took Bristol Coffee Festival pretty chill, and I definitely cant wait for next years! 

-More Photos- 

(not usually this side of the camera at coffee festivals)

I came home with a lovely little haul of coffees, which means lots of upcoming blog posts!