The Lanes Coffee Festival Takes Over Fortitude Valley this July

Are you a serious coffee drinker who can distinguish and appreciate the importance of a good brew? Do you embrace the caffeine culture and regard coffee drinking as a pleasurable hobby? 

If you’re a coffee lover and you consider yourself a part of the burgeoning coffee community in Brisbane, then you will enjoy this event celebrating the best coffees in the country. Dubbed The Lane Coffee Festival, this event is taking place on Saturday, the 27th of July 2019, in three famous laneways in Fortitude Valley.

The best coffee suppliers in Australia, including underground roasters, will showcase their products at pop-up stores located around Bakery Lane, California Lane and Winn Lane in Fortitude Valley. Various bars, cafes and restaurants will also open stalls beginning 10 a.m. so that visitors can enjoy their coffee with their favourite food.

Photo Credit: The Lanes Coffee Festival/Facebook

These are the coffee brands and food establishments joining the Lanes Coffee Festival: 

Archer Specialty Coffee
Bear Bones Coffee
Cakes & Shit
Coffee Supreme AU
Cravve Chocolatiers
DoughLord Australia
Ezicaf Solutions
Fonzie Abbott
Grinders Coffee
King Tiki Bar
Ltd espresso + brew bar
Native Supply Co
Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters
Nitro Brew
No.5 Cafe
Padre Coffee
Reverends fine coffee and bar
Single O
Slide Coffee Roasters
The Black Lab Coffee
The Bowery Bar
The Hospopreneurs Podcast
The New Black
The Stand Desserts
Told You So
TSO Lounge & Dining
Wolff Coffee Roasters

It can be overwhelming to try every shop at the festival so there will be coffee tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. This way, visitors will be able to try the drinks from the best establishments.

Other than sipping coffee, several activities have been lined up for coffee junkies. A fun Latte Art Smackdown will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the California Lane main stage, while masterclasses are scheduled at the following sites:

How to Make a Pourover Coffee 1:00 p.m.Reverends Fine Coffee
How to Make Cold Brew3:00 p.m.Ltd Espresso + Brew Bar
How to Make Coffee Cocktails at Home 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
The Bowery

Admission to The Lanes Coffee Festival is free but you’ll need to book tickets for the activities via Eventbrite.  As of press time, slots for these masterclasses are sold out. However, additional sessions may open a few days before the event. Follow the updates on its events page