One of the largest caffeine events in the world, the Istanbul Сoffee Festival annually makes a terrific contribution to the global coffee culture. It helps spread awareness about the beverage and get people acquainted with the nuances of coffee making. Overall, this event is so much more than just getting together for a cup of decent brew—it is about the art of coffee.
The festival is held in the city center, specifically in the outdoor Kucukciftlik Park. The area allows for many awesome activities that’ll be interesting both for coffee amateurs and experts. Let’s dive into details.
Things to do
If you still think coffee events are only about making and drinking caffeine, you’re wrong—especially if we’re talking about the Istanbul Fest. The organizers invite numerous popular coffee brands and professionals, such as suppliers, manufacturers, business owners, and coffee designers, to show you the art of coffee. At the event, you’ll be able to enjoy impressive shows, workshops, and masterclasses. There’ll also be a concert area with live acoustic music to accompany your brew drinking experience. In addition, of course, you’ll have an opportunity to buy high-quality coffee products and brand merchandise.
If, by now, Istanbul’s coffee festival is on your bucket list, here are some tips for you to consider before attending the event. First, be sure to bring some cash as in long shop lines, it’s way more convenient to pay with cash and not wait for the credit card transaction to be over. In addition, book your accommodation in advance—Istanbul is super busy this time of year. For awesome housing suggestions, check out our map below. And, above all, enjoy your experience!