Coffee stands have long been a staple of festivals—what’s changed is the type of coffee people want. Today’s festival-goers seek the high-quality coffee they get from their favourite café. That’s why we offer a mobile coffee service that brings speciality-grade, café-quality coffee to festivals across the country.

As part of our festival service, we’ll provide the following:

  • State-of-the-art coffee bar with modern equipment and Brew Lab signage
  • Highly-skilled, professional baristas accustomed to festival ‘rush hours’
  • Range of coffee options, including espresso, filtered coffee, bottled Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew on draught
  • Range of non-coffee options, including hot chocolate, tea and soft drinks
  • Artisan pastries and cakes

Past festivals

Edinburgh Festival - BBC venue

We’ve provided a speciality espresso bar for two years running at the BBC's venue during the Edinburgh Festival. The BBC required a local coffee business that could deal with the high volume demand of a festival venue.

We served batch-brewed filter coffee, as well as espresso drinks during the busy, pre-show rushes. As well as coffee, we offered hot chocolate, teas, soft drinks, pastries and cakes, all sourced from local Edinburgh suppliers.

Edinburgh Fringe pop-up

During some festivals, the entire city becomes the venue. Pop-ups are a great way to make use of a city’s unique-yet-unused spaces during festival season. We did just that with a pop-up coffee shop inside the India Buildings on Victoria Street during the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.

After transforming the space into a temporary café, we recreated the high-quality service customers have come to expect from our flagship shop on South College Street. In addition to coffee, we provided plenty of tasty food options, including sandwiches, soups, salads and cakes.

Drinks festivals

The rise of craft beer and craft spirits across the country mirrors the growth of speciality coffee in recent years. Nowhere is this trend more evident than at drinks festivals, where attendees sample a range of beverages produced by local artisans. We’ve provided espresso and Cold Brew bars for multiple drinks events, including:

  • NorthHop Beer festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen
  • Juniper Gin Festival in Edinburgh

Together with an espresso service, we’ve also provided coffee cocktails in partnership with Arbikie.


Get in touch to discuss your requirements for festival coffee catering.