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CAFFEINATED WORKSHOPS, LIVE ART PERFORMANCES AND AEROPRESS CHAMPIONSHIPS AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS OF SINGAPORE COFFEE FESTIVAL 2017

Singapore, 13 July 2017 – A stimulating spread of brewing workshops, home roasting demos, flavour profile discovery classes, café talks and coffee degustation sessions await java junkies at Singapore Coffee Festival (SCF) 2017. Singapore’s only coffee-centric festival will also play host this year to the electrifying Singapore Aeropress Championships 2017, organised by Common Man Coffee Roasters, as well as the largest-ever Barter Market, a unique cashless bazaar featuring more than 20 local makers and artists and presented by urban artist Sam Lo’s Indigoism outfit.

 

The four-day festival, which debuted as a sell-out event last year, will return on Thursday, 3 August to Sunday, 6 August at spacious seaside venue Marina Bay Cruise Centre. Organised by The Straits Times (ST) and presented by DBS, the festival is also supported by several sponsors including Family & Tech Partner Singtel, Premium Coffee Sponsor Nespresso, Official Cruise Partner Princess Cruises, Wildlife-friendly Coffee Partner Mandai Park Holdings, Sustainable Power Partner Sembcorp and Reading Partner National Library Board.


Festival-goers this year can look forward to two new perks: the SCF Coffee Card, which entitles the holder to exclusive discounts at more than 30 cafes and F&B establishments throughout the month of August; and the festival sampling experience, where each ticket-buyer can redeem two sample drinks from participating exhibitors at the festival.

 

Other highlights this year will include workshops on leather-crafting, candy-making and #nofilter photography, as well as morning yoga and other family-friendly activities including storytelling sessions. Arts will also play a big role in this year’s festival, which has the theme “espresso’self”. Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) will conduct SWF POP @ Coffee Festival, where two teams of writers and artists compete to produce poetry/prose and illustrations based off coffee-related prompts from the audience. Visitors can also join ST artists in live graffiti performances along the wall panels of the venue, or get coffee doodles and coffee poems on takeaway cups in an Artistic Recycling Programme supported by Noise Singapore, Sing Lit Station and Sembcorp.

 

ST journalists will host chats with café owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, while ST Life editor and veteran food critic Tan Hsueh Yun will present Posh Nosh by Hsueh – an exclusive dining experience featuring the most delectable picks from the festival. The full list of programmes at SCF 2017 is available at http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg/programmes/.

More than 80 exhibitors will be showcasing their premium brews at the event, including new entrant Jewel Coffee and hipster stalwarts Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chye Seng Huat Hardware and Oriole Coffee + Bar. Cafes such as Symmetry and Hyde & Co will offer an al-fresco dining experiences along the Sunset Wharf amid live music actson Saturday (5 Aug) and Sunday (6 Aug) evenings. Visitors can pick up highly Instagrammable drinks including Coffee in a Cone by renowned brewer The Coffee Academics, which has been named among the best cafes in Southeast Asia, or the magical-blue Unicorn Tears drink by Dapper Coffee. Festival-goers can also enjoy hard-to-find artisanal gourmet and beauty products from social enterprises at The Good Market, presented by Asia for Good, an initiative of DBS Foundation. The full list of exhibitors can be found here: http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg/partners-exhibitors/.


Some 24,000 people, mostly aged 18 to 35, attended last year’s festival, which featured a smorgasbord of coffee and coffee-related delights as well as talks, workshops and live music.

The first day of this year’s four-day festival, 3 August, Thursday, will be open only to media and industry participants. Tickets are available for sale for 4 August, Friday, to 6 August, Sunday via http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg

To enhance festival-goers’ experience, each day will be divided into two sessions: brunch (10am to 3.30pm) and sundown (4.30pm to 10pm). Tickets for each session are priced at $22 per session, but DBS/POSB cardholders and ST subscribers can enjoy a special price of $18 per session. Groups of four or more can also get their tickets at $18 each.


EVENT INFORMATION

Venue: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018947

Dates:
Thu, Aug 3
For trade and media only. 

Please register at http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg


Fri, Aug 4 to Sun, Aug 6
Each day will be divided into two sessions. Tickets are sold per session.
- Brunch: 10am - 3.30pm
- Sun-down: 4.30pm - 10pm

Prices:
Individual ticket: $22
ST subscriber (with promo code): $18
DBS/POSB cardholder: $18

Group tickets (4 or more): $18 each

Get your tickets at sgcoffeefestival.com.sg.

For more information, go to

Website: http://sgcoffeefestival.com.sg/ 
Social Media : www.facebook.com/sgcoffeefest 
https://www.instagram.com/sgcoffeefest/ 
Hashtag: #sgcoffeefest 

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Registration. No. 198402868E 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Shahrena Hassan
Senior Manager
Editorial Projects Unit, The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 5097
Email: shahrena@sph.com.sg

Deror Wong (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email: derorw@sph.com.sg


About The Straits Times 

The Straits Times, the English-language flagship daily of Singapore Press Holdings, is the most-read newspaper in Singapore and is followed widely in the region for its comprehensive coverage of local, regional and world news, provided by its correspondents in 20 bureaus in major cities worldwide. 

Launched on July 15, 1845, The Straits Times underwent a major redesign across all platforms in July 2015, when it celebrated its 170th anniversary. This revamp is part of its continuing efforts to refresh its products, maintain quality and stay relevant to the changing needs of its readers. Its integrated newsroom operates round-the-clock, providing readers with news as it happens on all platforms, from its website at www.straitstimes.com, Apple and Android apps to social media. 

The Straits Times is a member of two media networks - the Asia News Network and the Impact Journalism Day alliance of newspapers - and it has won multiple international media awards, including from the Society of Publishers in Asia, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (Panpa), Society of News Design and Wan-Ifra. Its revamped paper won a gold medal for overall newspaper design by the World Association of Newspaper at the Asian Media Awards in Manila in 2016.

About Singapore Press Holdings

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH's latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang. 

SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley. 

For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg