A stimulating spread of brewing workshops, home roasting demos, flavour profile discovery classes, café talks and coffee degustation sessions await you at Singapore Coffee Festival (SCF) 2017. Singapore’s only coffee-centric festival will also play host this year to Singapore Aeropress Championships 2017 as well as the largest-ever Barter Market, a unique cashless bazaar featuring more than 20 local makers and artists and presented by urban artist Sam Lo’s Indigoism outfit.
The four-day festival, which debuted as a sell-out event last year, will return from 3 to 6 August (Thurs – Sun) at the spacious seaside venue Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Festival-goers this year can look forward to two new perks: the SCF Coffee Card, which entitles you to exclusive discounts at more than 30 cafes and F&B establishments throughout the month of August; and the festival sampling experience, where each ticket-buyer can redeem two sample drinks from participating exhibitors at the festival.
Other highlights this year will include workshops on leather-crafting, candy-making and #nofilter photography, as well as morning yoga and other family-friendly activities including storytelling sessions. Arts will also play a big role in this year’s festival, which has the theme “espresso’self”. Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) will conduct SWF POP @ Coffee Festival, where two teams of writers and artists compete to produce poetry/prose and illustrations based off coffee-related prompts from the audience.
You and your loved ones can also join ST artists in live graffiti performances along the wall panels of the venue, or get coffee doodles and coffee poems on takeaway cups in an Artistic Recycling Programme supported by Noise Singapore, Sing Lit Station and Sembcorp. You can check out the full list of programmes at SCF 2017 here.
More than 80 exhibitors will be showcasing their premium brews at the event, including new entrant Jewel Coffee and hipster stalwarts Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chye Seng Huat Hardware and Oriole Coffee + Bar. Cafes such as Symmetry and Hyde & Co will offer al-fresco dining experiences along the Sunset Wharf amid live music acts on Saturday (5 Aug) and Sunday (6 Aug) evenings.
You can pick up highly Instagrammable drinks including Coffee in a Cone by renowned brewer The Coffee Academics, which has been named among the best cafes in Southeast Asia,
or the magical-blue Unicorn Tears drink by Dapper Coffee.
You can also enjoy hard-to-find artisanal gourmet and beauty products from social enterprises at The Good Market, presented by Asia for Good, an initiative of DBS Foundation. You can check out the full list of exhibitors here.
Some 24,000 people, mostly aged 18 to 35, attended last year’s festival, which featured a smorgasbord of coffee and coffee-related delights as well as talks, workshops and live music.
Get Your Tickets Now
To enhance festival-goers’ experience, each day will be divided into two sessions: brunch (10am to 3.30pm) and sundown (4.30pm to 10pm). Tickets for each session are priced at $22 per session, but DBS/POSB cardholders and ST subscribers can enjoy a special price of $18 per session. Groups of four or more can also get their tickets at $18 each. Tickets are available for sale for 4 to 6 August via sgcoffeefestival.com.sg