|The London Coffee Festival, held at Old Truman Brewery, 12-15 April|
Calling all coffee lovers! Next week The London Coffee Festival comes to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane for a celebration of London’s vibrant coffee scene.
From the 12th to 15th April the venue will host the UK’s largest coffee and artisanal food event, featuring gourmet beans, speciality tea, fine food and demonstrations from the world’s best baristas, as well as live music and workshops.
Learn to create masterpieces in Latte Art Live, or let your hair down at the ‘Espresso Martini Party’ where you can indulge in Bailey’s own ‘flat white martinis’.
Hosted by Allegra Events, The London Coffee Festival began in London seven years ago, and has grown year on year. When the organisers were asked why exactly they decided to bring this unique festival to London they replied: ‘London was becoming the most relevant and exciting city on the world coffee map, it was obvious what had to happen... A party had to be thrown’.
If you do decide to join the party, and come away laden with fine roasted grounds and speciality teas, why not stop by Grays for sensational serveware?
From 18th century Turkish coffee cups to Art Nouveau biscuit barrels, we’ve handpicked some of our most unique pieces to help you serve in style..
|Austrian porcelain coffee cup with saucer and plate, 20th century. Available at Mousa Antiques|
|A selection of Oriental coffee servers. From left to right : Japanese 17th century, Chinese 18th century, Chinese 18th century, all available at Anita Gray|
|Russian solid silver 'Plique-a-jour' enamel spoon set, c.1900. Available at Pushkin Antiques|
|Turkish Kutahya province coffee cups, 18th century. Available at Pyramid Antiques|
|Iraqi silver niello milk jug, 20th century. Available at IQ Antiques|
|Art Nouveau biscuit barrell and Arts and Crafts sugar caster,19th century. Available at Van Den Bosch|