As a self confessed caffeine addict, it should come as no surprise that I went to for the second year in a row.
This year was a lot more crowded, and unfortunately some of the rooms had really loud music. The overwhelming noise made it a bit unpleasant at times, but the heft of free samples of chocolate and coffees made it fun. We spent most of our time wandering around aimlessly, grazing like happy cows. Finally settled on Norð for two bags of beans and a beautiful tote. I discovered oat milk that (finally!) doesn’t split in my coffee, and watched two baristas (one of whom went on to win the whole festival!) go head-to-head in a latte art competition.
“We believe food should be bought directly by the people who make or find it. Be it the farmer, the fisher or the cheese maker. We know it’s better for the environment, we believe it’s healthier, and we guarantee you it tastes better.”Norð
Despite the loud music, I found the layout of this years festival a lot more relaxing. There was a better area for lunch (though we didn’t eat at the festival, filling up instead on free samples of fudge and croissants with Bailey’s cream inside 😉 ) and the ground level floor was a lot more spacious with seating. The craft area, with clothes, lamps, flowers, art, and more was equally enjoyable. It’s totally worth the mega caffeine/sugar crash at the end of the day!