2. Not got tickets yet? no worries! You can still buy tickets on the festival's website, or at the door on the day. Tickets are £10, or £8 for students. If you buy your tickets in advance you will be sent your ticket through eventbrite and you have to print it out to show at the door.
3. The event is at Mansfield Traquair.... Mansfield Tra-what now? It's an old church-turned-venue at the bottom of Broughton Street in the New Town. Know where the tram stops at York Place? it's 5 minutes walk down the hill from there.
5. One of the things I'm most looking forward to is trying Pickering's Gin's Indian Cold Brew Cocktail.... a fusion of gin and coffee??!!! YES please! Pickering's Gin is working with Mr Eion, an Edinburgh based coffee roaster on creating this master piece.
6. One of my favourite Edinburgh Coffee houses, Brew Lab are going to be spending the day teaching people how to pour the perfect espresso shot.... as my fellow coffee enthusiasts will know, it is a heinous crime to get this wrong, but I'm sure the team at Brew Lab will have Edinburgh whipped into shape by the end of the festival....
8. What's a festival without a bit of competition? The Lever Barista Championship Final will crown Edinburgh's first Barista Champion! the atmosphere will be buzzing, and not just from all the caffeine!
9. Do you think the taste of your coffee could ever be influenced by the music you listen to when sampling your favourite drink? Roast Central from Falkirk is going to be conducting experiments to see if this is possible....
10. Artisan Roast is hosting an open cupping session that involves a selection of coffees from 10 different farms- it will be an insightful discussion for true coffee geeks wanting to know the ins and outs of selecting the perfect coffee bean.