Edinburgh Coffee Festival was a two-day event aimed equally to amateurs and industry with talks, samples and products. Christopher and I expected to come out jittery from caffeine but didn’t: it was really busy so instead of queuing for samples, we went to talks.
From Bada Budan we learned about ‘batch brewing’ (large and accurate filter coffee brewing) and from PekoeTea we heard about common tea myths. The tension between the two drinks is interesting: coffee’s big on measurements, digits and tech; tea’s about leaves and water.
Tip for next year: go first thing, before it gets too busy.