The Manila Coffee Festival (MCF) is back for a second year as Coffee Science Center takes the event to its rightful home – the vibrant and iconic city of Manila.
Hosted by the City of Manila, led by Mayor Isko “Yorme” Moreno, and presented by The Manila Hotel, the Manila Coffee Festival 2020 is a continuation of a tradition carried by its international counterparts – the New York Coffee Festival, London Coffee Festival, and Amsterdam Coffee Festival.
Key Highlights of Manila Coffee Festival 2020
SINGLE ORIGIN BAR. Discover Philippines with cups of coffee at the Single Origin Bar. Presented by growers, roasters and brewers from different parts of the country, festival attendees get the opportunity to have a brew of the indigenous kind.
COFFEE CULTURE: “HUMANS OF COFFEE”. Be a witness to the stories behind those who have toiled to create that ideal brew. Produced for the festival, these mini documentaries pay tribute to the local farm growers and others in the coffee industry.
BEANWOKE. This year’s MCF is more than a coffee lifestyle event, highlighting the perfect combination of coffee and culture. It’s also a fundraising event for our local coffee farmers. With its #beanwoke initiative, the MCF aims to help all coffee growers affected by the recent Taal Volcano eruption.
Manila Coffee Festival 2020 Events
OLD MANILA ECO PAVILION. The Manila Coffee Festival believes in the movement of “sustainability”—referring to the capacity of anything from nature and human to coexist without the presence of abuse and harm.
An area at the event is focused on this endeavor.
COFFEE. MUSIC. ART. Coffee and the local culture go hand in hand and best together experienced at the 3-day coffee lifestyle event.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES (Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.)
THE HOTDOG BAND. Listen to the original Manila Sound from this popular band from the 70s. March 13, Friday, after the 10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
ENDERUN PASTRY DEMO + AURO CHOCOLATES. An Enderun pastry demo facilitated by Chef Laetitia Moreau. With chocolates provided for by Auro. Yum! March 13, Friday, 1:00 PM
INK BREWING & CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH LIFEAFTERBREAKFAST.PH. Produce natural inks using plants, leaves, seeds and flowers, use your brews and learn modern calligraphy techniques. March 13, Friday, 2:30 PM. Limited slots.
THE JOURNEY TO BEING A PROFESSIONAL BARISTA. Tips and Know-Hows for the Aspiring Professional Barista by World Coffee Events competition judge, Cherryl Lee. March 13, Friday, 4:00 PM
MONIN LATTE ART WORKSHOP. Make that brew stand out at the Monin Latte Art Workshop! March 14, Saturday, 2:30 PM
DOING VEGAN. Incorporating Vegan Food in Your Café Menu by the Vegan Grocer. Facilitated by Chef KC Candelaria of Daniel’s Choice. March 14, Saturday, 4:00 PM
GREEN SPACE: MANAGING FOOD WASTE. A talk on managing food waste in restaurants and cafes by Green Space. March 15, Sunday, 11:00 AM
SINGAPORE’S BETTR BARISTA TALK. A Bettr Barista Talk… All the way from Singapore! March 15, Sunday, 1:00 PM
Join Manila Coffee Festival 2020
Get the full MCF experience with 80 booth exhibitors that feature various coffees, allied products and services, including product demos, talks and workshops, and even an MCF Café Music Lounge.
The Manila Coffee Festival will be held at The Manila Hotel’s Tent City, from March 13 to 15. Tickets are at PhP 150 each and will be sold at the venue. Tickets are also sold online via ticket2me.net until March 12.
The Manila Coffee Festival 2020 is hosted by the City of Manila, presented by The Manila Hotel, organized by Coffee Science Center and done in partnership with National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA), Old Manila Eco Market, Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM), Warner Music Philippines, Green Antz, Green Space, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Intramuros Administration, Smart, STC Paper & Plastic Packaging Solutions. With media partners: Manila Bulletin, ANCX, Metro Channel, Metro.Style, Esquire Philippines, Explore Philippines and Red Cloud Interactive.
Manila Coffee Festival Background
The Manila Coffee Festival is an initiative of the Coffee Heritage Project. This 3-day event was first held in March 2019.
The Coffee Heritage Project is a private organization that takes a quality-focused approach in coffee production, and in the wider range of social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
The Coffee Heritage Project commits to producing coffees that are naturally grown and naturally processed, carefully handpicked and hand-sorted, then roasted in small batches.
Since 2013, the Coffee Heritage Project has been engaging volunteers to help coffee growers plant and care for coffee trees at the origin. It is a community-based local coffee movement that aims to transform the agriculture and coffee industry sector.
Meanwhile, the Coffee Science Center is the educational arm of the Coffee Heritage Project. The Coffee Science Center is also the official organizer of the Manila Coffee Festival.