Seminars, workshops and coffee cupping accompanied by live musicmertzanos
The Athens Coffee Festival was interspersed with seminars, shows and a lot of music, maintaining the interest of the people who came across the three days.
The program of the Athens Coffee Festival special events was more than full, in order to cover every need and taste. In particular, targeted seminars, specialized workshops and thematic demonstrations were carried out on a daily basis in specially designed halls, featuring leading professionals from Greece and abroad. But there was also action on the main stage that dominates the outdoor area of Technopolis, where from early in the morning until the closing of the festival well-known radio producers and bands played music. All the seminars and art events were free for all visitors of the Athens Coffee Festival.
More specifically, visitors were able to enjoy a wide range of parallel events:
The masterclasses that took place during the three days of the festival were the focal meeting point for coffee professionals and coffee aficionados. Greek and foreign leading professionals and specialized scientists were there to present all the new trends dominating the contemporary international coffee scene, ideas that contribute to its further development, and anything else that interests the international market over the upcoming period. The program of Coffee Masterclasses had been scheduled so as to cover a significant number of hours with live presentations and demonstrations addressed to both professionals and coffee lovers. There was a wide range of topics, from the future of coffee production, the history and culture of coffee, the aromatic potential and delicious profile of raw and roasted grains to the Italian espresso tradition and the challenge of specialty coffee etc. Masterclasses took place at Innovathens conference hall at Technopolis, City of Athens.
The main stage of the festival hosted every day DJ-sets as well as live radio shows with popular radio producers (En Lefko 87.7, Hit 88.9, Red 96.3, Melodia 99.2) such as Nikos Drogosis, Eva Boudouri, Sakis Tsitomeneas, Afroditi Simiti, Eleni Manousaki, Mary Margeli, Manolis Economou, Dimitris Vrachnos, Yannis Yakoumakis.
Visitors to the festival had the opportunity to taste rare varieties and coffee blends from around the world.
Visitors had the opportunity to take part in the contests and interactive presentations that will take place on the main stage, claiming rich gifts!