From the 30th October, the Global Coffee Festival is going online, creating a much-needed virtual platform for the coffee and hospitality community to connect, share ideas and showcase coffee excellence as we enter a new world of opportunities and embrace change together.

They’ll be over 12 hours of content available for you to stream online, with content created from across 12 different cities, including London, New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Milan, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Sao Paulo, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, Seoul.

La Marzocco are proud supporters of the inaugural Global Coffee Festival and will be official sponsors of ‘The Lab’; with a range of content and personalities to the proceedings.

Focusing on Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, La Marzocco will be hosting two panel discussions:

La Marzocco will also be showcasing a range of their products, including a Home Barista Masterclass on Friday 30th,, which showcases the Linea Mini, Lux D and Swift Mini grinders as well as the innovative Home Connected App. It will be hosted by La Marzocco Home Coordinator, Ruth Calderwood and Lisa-Laura Verhoest, Head Account Manager for Climpson & Son

The commercial innovations take centre stage with Estelle Bright, Aftersales Manager, as she shows Freda Yuan, Head of Coffee for Origin Coffee Roasters, ‘How To’ make the most of one of the most innovative espresso machines in recent memory, the KB90.

As well as being used for Alpro and Lavazza masterclasses, the mighty Modbar is back to bring The True Artisan Café to the Global Coffee Festival stage. An award winning feature originally conceived at London Coffee Festival, The True Artisan Café will showcase 4 of the UK’s premium bakeries, creating unique signature drinks, curated exclusively for the Global Coffee Festival

Tune in to watch the sessions with:

The passion, creativity and drive of the coffee industry should be celebrated and although we cannot meet face-to-face at coffee events this year, the GCF virtual platform creates a safe place to connect, reignite and rebuild.

With that in mind, La Marzocco is also proud to have Guido Bernardinelli, La Marzocco International CEO, join Jeffrey Young, Allegra Group CEO, for a ‘Coffee Leader Interview’, providing insights on our industry and how this year has shaped La Marzocco as a global company. La Marzocco will also feature on the ‘Machines of the Future: The Coffee Equipment Panel’, with Ben Brooker, Sales Manager for La Marzocco UK & Ireland discussing recent and upcoming innovations for La Marzocco.

A full schedule of our events (GMT) for Friday 30th October includes:

09:25 – ‘Coffee Leader Interview’ with Guido Bernardinelli, La Marzocco International CEO, and Jeffrey Young, Allegra Group CEO

15:30 – ‘Social Impact and Community in Coffee and Hospitality’ with Eve Wagg, Founder and CEO of Well Grounded, Matt Fleming, Marketing and Communication Coordinator at The Feel Good Bakery, Mat Keech, CCO of Hej Coffee and Key Sponsor of Off The Streets, and Dan Harvey, Marketing and La Marzocco Home Manager, UK & Ireland.

15:55 – ‘How To’ with Estelle Bright, La Marzocco UK and Ireland After Sales Manager, and Freda Yuan, Origin Coffee Roasters Head of Coffee

16:50 – ‘Coffee Entrepreneurs: Localism, Opportunities, Success’ with Sophia Bayram, Founder of Carmen’s, London, Will Pitts, Founder of Forts, Margate and Paul Kelly, General Manager of La Marzocco UK & Ireland

18:44 – True Artisan Café

21:30 – Home Barista Masterclass with Ruth Calderwood, La Marzocco Home Coordinator, and Lisa-Laura Verhoest, Head Account Manager for Climpson & Son

You can find a full schedule of all the Global Coffee Festival events here. It’s not too late to register for your free ticket.