London Coffee Festival postponed due to Coronavirus
The London Coffee Festival is the most important date on many an aficionado's calendar, but this year, it's been postponed.
The 2-5 April was supposed to be the London Coffee Festival; a weekend of latte art slamdowns, espresso tasting tests and filter innovation.
However, the London Coffee Festival revealed on their instagram today that the festival has been postponed to 23-26 July instead. This is to avoid further spread of the Coronavirus, which is already wreaking havoc worldwide.
The statement from the organisers was as follows:
'After a thorough assessment of the current Coronavirus situation in the U.K. and globally, and in the interest of the safety of all of our visitors, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to postpone the festival. All ticket holders & exhibitors have been contacted with further information. The GOOD news is that LCF will return in July with the same action-packed programme, including @coffee_masters_ and of course all of our 10th birthday celebrations. Tickets will be back online soon - Thank you for all of your support and understanding ❤️'
Many will be relieved that the organisers are postponing rather than straight up cancelling, but it's worth considering whether this stretch of time will be enough. The virus is still spreading rapidly everywhere but China, and so it is conceivable that the Coronavirus catastrophe will still be unfolding this summer...