Ready, set, sip: A two-day festival all about the beautiful bean - aka coffee - will give Vancouver a shot of delicious and informative fun this summer.
Beanstock is slated to take place on August 20 and 21 at the Roundhouse Community Centre.
It's "bean" awhile since Beanstock held an event, due to the pandemic. The returning event will feature the opportunity to indulge in unlimited tastes of coffee from Canadian roasters (in your souvenir cup) and watch demonstrations on latte art and barista challenges with off-the-chart skill levels at the Beanstock's featured Espresso Bar. Naturally, since this is a summertime event, you'll also be able to stop by the cold brew area for some refreshing chilled pours.
Beanstock will also offer the chance to learn how to up your home coffee brewing game, and to shop from the Marketplace with beans from all the participating roasters for sale so you can take home your festival favourites to enjoy at home.
Here's the "Roasters Alley" line-up so far, with more to be announced before the festival weekend:
- Nemesis Coffee, Vancouver, B.C.
- Pallet Coffee Roasters, Vancouver, B.C.
- Prototype Coffee, Vancouver, B.C.
- Detour Coffee Roasters, Hamilton, On
- Agro Coffee, Vancouver, B.C.
- House of Funk, North Vancouver, B.C.
- Mongram Coffee, Calgary, Ab
- Soon Coffee, Burnaby, B.C.
- Artigiano, Vancouver, B.C.
- Discovery Coffee , Victoria, B.C.
- Drift Coffee Roasters, Dawson Creek, B.C.
- Bright Jenny Coffee, Kelowna, B.C.
- Mogiana Coffee, Burnaby, B.C.
- Kape Philippine Coffee, Vancouver, B.C.
- RKI Coffee Lab, Richmond, B.C.
- French Press Coffee Roasters, Qualicum, B.C.
- Single V Coffee, Burnaby, B.C.
- Social Coffee Roasters, Vancouver, B.C.
- The Kop Coffee, Delta, B.C.
- Smoking Gun Coffee Roasters, Chilliwack, B.C.
Individual session tickets and passes are available. Admission includes your cup, unlimited tastings, two 100g coffee samples, and complimentary admission to the Beanstock Happy Hour.
When: Aug. 20-21, 2022
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Cost: $33.16-54.67. Purchase tickets/passes online.