Are you a coffee lover? Then you should know that the biggest coffee fest of Slovakia will be held in Bratislava in a few days! After several years of running successful events such as Coffeefest Slovakia, Coffeefest Austria or Slovak AeroPress Championship, its organizers decided to launch their own signature festival called Standart Festival, moving their events to the next level and have prepared several new additions for the visitors – there is a lot to look forward to! Traditionally, the event will take place in the exclusive premises of the Hotel Sheraton Bratislava opposite to the Slovak National Theatre, and the date you want to mark in your calendar is 12th March.
Under the wings of the magazine “Standart – Standing for the Art of Coffee” which is about coffee culture, at this year’s edition of the fest you will be able to meet with six roasters from Slovakia and six producers of high-quality specialty coffee from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany or Austria. They will make your coffee dreams come true at two bars and two brew bars dedicated to various alternative methods of coffee preparation.
A new thing of this year’s event will be an area dedicated to the “New Kids On The Roast” where young starting roasters will introduce themselves and present their coffee.
The Standart fest will have other two additional dimensions – with the slogan “Coffee, Design, Cocktails” there will be tasting of quality Gin cocktails prepared, under the direction of well-known bar teams, but also good examples of Slovak design as well as works from foreign designers. Something to enjoy after you are “caffeinated enough“ :)
The classic event will be enlarged by a new area above the hotel where organizers prepared street food, and in several inner rooms accompanying activities and tastings will be run simultaneously. Supporters of the coffee scene will be able to listen to interesting lectures from people like Eduardo Hernandez, a farmer from El Salvador, or Hannah Lanfear, a brand ambassador of the famous London Jensen’s gin.
The official program which will run from 10:00 to 19:00 will be followed by an after party with a DJ and entertainment.
For the first time, Standard Festival will be held not only in Bratislava but also in Prague, Vienna and Hamburg! From last years’ experience we recommend you to buy your ticket in advance as they usually get sold out very quickly :)
If you want to follow what is happening around the fest, make sure you check the official website or their other social channels.