The first annual Cape Town Coffee Festival is taking place on June 1 and 2 at The Castle of Good Hope. The weekend-long family-friendly event will feature not only exceptional coffee, but incredible local food, cocktails and live music.

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado, self-confessed coffee geek, key industry stakeholder or just an average Joe who enjoys a good brew, this is an event that is not to be missed. 

This inaugural event will include over 65 innovative exhibitors. Taste your way through the vibrant Cape Town coffee scene with hundreds of different coffees to sample for free. Boost your coffee knowledge in workshops, be a part of interactive demos and meet the top African coffee companies, artisans and baristas one-to-one.

The two-day festival (split into morning and afternoon sessions to help manage the flow of foot traffic) will boast some of the most popular features seen at previous international events, with an added African experience. The line-up includes Latte Art Live, The Small Business Lab, The African Coffee Experience, The Coffee Cocktail Bar, a Live Music stage, a Coffee Art Gallery and many more.  

All profits will be donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with South African charities supporting local life-changing projects, such as Woza. The Woza Coffee School is a charitable trust that trains the youth in South African townships to become baristas while also connecting them to their first job.

Cape Town is a city of culture and creativity, and coffee and food play a huge part in the fabric of the city life. The event is a celebration of the vibrant African coffee culture, of the deep spirit of community that coffee fosters, and of the career opportunities that it generates.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale at, and are expected to sell out quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give African and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.

Also on offer is a “Super VIP” ticket package, which includes two-day access to the event, a dedicated VIP entrance, complimentary cocktails from the VIP Bar, a VIP goodie bag filled with gifts from some of the event vendors, and copies of the books The Meaning of Coffee and The Meaning of Wine. 

The Cape Town Coffee Festival is supported by top local and international brands, coffee personalities, and sponsors. These include Bunn South Africa and Sanremo South Africa (imported and distributed by Electrical Industries, Fair Cape Dairies, Father Coffee, Bean There, Truth Coffee Roasters, Origin Coffee Roasters, Ultipure (Brita), Alpro, Tia Maria, and Yoco.

Event Details:

– Saturday, June 1 – 9am-11am | Trade session

– Saturday, June 1 – 11am-3pm | Morning public session 

– Saturday, June 1 – 3pm-7pm | Afternoon public session

– Sunday, June 2 – 10am-2pm | Morning public session

– Sunday, June 2 – 2pm-6pm | Afternoon public session


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Date: June 1
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: R150


The Castle of Good Hope
Darling Street & Buitenkant Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
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