Zagreb Coffee Break Festival Premieres this Weekend

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A weekend is not a weekend in Zagreb without a cup of coffee, right?

Zagreb hosts a large number of various festivals during the year: we have about a dozen various wine festivals, a couple of beer fests, festival dedicated to different types of food, from local to extremely international, but what we have not had was a coffee festival. It’s somewhat of an odd thing, considering the fact that the coffee culture is quite strong here, that people enjoy having coffee both in social sense and in terms of wanting really good coffee. But, that problem seems to finally have been resolved, as on the Saturday of the 17th and Sunday, the 18th of February the first edition of Zagreb Coffee Break festival will be held in Zagreb’s Mimara Museum.

Organized by Dejan Ganžulić, a well known Croatian barista, and his company Imperija kave (Coffee Empire, which markets some extraordinary and quite exclusive specialty coffees, as you can see on their web-site), the festival will feature a respectable number of manufacturers and distributors of coffee and coffee equipment from the Croatia and the region. The international spirit of the festival is strengthened by the fact that Indonesia is the guest country at the festival.

In addition to the opportunity to taste various coffees and see products by those participating at the festival (and those include Turkish Coffee Culture And Research Association, Handy Brew (Taiwan), Inkerpor, Eko Trade, STOW Coffee Roasters (Slovenia), Orich Coffee Roasters, Črno Zrno (Slovenia), BTA (Turkey), Toper (Turkey), Coffemania (Turkey), Javanusa Sprl (Indonesia), Gravfarm (Indonesia), Blanco Coffee (Indonesia), and Purnama Selaras (Indonesia)), you will have the chance to participate in a whole number of additional events organized. For the price of the ticket of entry to the festival (25 kuna per person for each day), you will be able to attend the lectures on the Indonesian coffee (in English), the water in coffee (in Croatian), on Turkish coffee (in English), and on Colombian coffee (in English). Coffee tastings (which are, apparently, actually called “cuppings”) of various types of world-famous and highly esteemed coffees will also be held, but for those there are a limited number of tickets which have to be purchased separately, for the price of 50 or hundred kuna.

For more information on the programme, schedule of events or to buy tickets, visit or the event’s Facebook page


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