Doors to the first ever Los Angeles Coffee Festival open in two weeks, and the first of their headline roasters, speakers, baristas, chefs and workshops have been announced.

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The Lab

Boost Your Knowledge

Always wanted to know what it takes to make the leap from barista to coffee shop owner? International coffee legend, Barista Dritan Alsela, is taking to our Lab stage to tell all. Learn about The New Rules of Coffee with Jordan Michelman and Zac Carlson of Sprudge, will be talking about their new bestselling book. Plus, Counter Culture, will talk colonialism in coffee and Seven Miles Coffee Roasters will tackle sustainability head-on. The Lab is our talks area; a space to engage and amp up your coffee knowledge. 

The Tasting Room

Enhance Your Flavor Experience

Running in tandem with The Lab programme, The Tasting Room is a space of flavor discovery. Join masterclasses and interactive workshops in this intimate and dynamic space and try some of the most interesting products going, from coffee, to tea and cocktails. Enhance your flavor recognition and sensory experience with coffee tastings, like Bar Nine's Panama Geisha session, learn to make the ultimate cocktails with Grey Goose, and take a matcha lesson with Art of Tea.

The Kitchen

Serve It Up

Join Los Angeles' top chefs at The Kitchen, never before seen on The Coffee Festival circuit, this live demo space is where the stars of L.A.'s cooking scene will cook up their coolest concepts right in front of you. Take your seat to learn from the chefs behind brands such as Triniti and Pollen and watch them work their magic, and ask them questions as they cook. Plus, stop by for Devocion's session, where they'll be marrying the worlds of fine dining and world-class coffee.

Latte Art Live

You Dream It, They'll Pour It

You’ve seen them on Instagram, and now they are at work right in front of you. Phoenix, rosetta or swan; you name it, the legends will pour it.  MC'd by the legendary Eden-Marie Abramowicz, Latte Art Live will feature the world's best baristas, from Dritan Alsela, to Jai Lott (Bluestone Lane), Barista Dee, James Davalos (Point Five) and Andrew Sinclair (Mad Lab). Plus, every evening, Coffee Mixologists will take over Latte Art Live, to mix up incredible coffee-based cocktials, freestyle.

The Roasters

The best beans from near and far

Roasters are the rockstars of the coffee world. Experimental and artisanal, they are the ones who push the boundaries and show the true potential of the bean. From Mad Lab, to Verve Coffee Roasters and Cognoscenti, the best L.A. roasters will be there. Stop by Coffeehall and Cognoscenti Coffee Roaster’s joint booth for take overs from roasters such as Two Guns, Devotion and Tailored, and head to the La Marzocco True Artisan Café for even more roaster sessions.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.la-coffeefestival.com 

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