The BGC Coffee Festival Is Back For its Second Year
And this time around, it’s bringing more than just coffee!
Go on a coffee adventure this weekend. Hunt down the newest coffee shops, go on an energizing cycle, be inspired by vibrant street art—all fun activities you can find at this year’s BGC Coffee Festival on March 18 to 19 at High Street South. It’s a great way to experience the vibrant neighborhood culture that makes BGC such a fun space to be in.
First launched in 2022, the BGC Coffee Festival brings together the community’s coffee lovers into one space where they can enjoy a great range of local coffee merchants. This year, the festival is even more jam-packed as it also celebrates the best of arts and biking culture.
High Street South from March 18-19, 2023 will be brimming with coffee merchants, bike shops and art installations, with musical performances to jive with. Access is easy and entrance to the festival is free.
The place to be for coffee lovers
Go beyond your usual cup of java and explore what the various coffee merchants are offering. It’s a great way to discover new flavors, beans and techniques, as well support small businesses and local farmers. You’ll find brands like Elephant Grounds, harlan + holden Coffee, Single Origin Coffee & Tea, Malongo Atelier Barista, Coffee Lab, Pocofino, Luntian by Luna, Figaro, Paik’s Coffee, Supersam, Caravan Black, Twenty Four Bakeshop, and Tiger Sugar.
There will also be coffee specialists from shops outside BGC, including De’ja Brew, Ten-Four Coffee by Overlandkings, Sspace Coffee, Wideye Coffee, Kombi Brew, Commune Coffee, Gourmet Farms, Kaulayaw Coffee + Gringos.
For coffee aficionados, don’t miss out on the Growing Coffee Culture talk session featuring Calibre Magazine Editor-in-Chief Carl Cunan; El Kapitan Coffee Owner and Operator Raymond So, and Coffee Commune Chief Extractor Rosario Juan, as well as an Outdoor Brewing Demo by Alex Aranzanso of Ten-Four Coffee by Overlandkings, both happening on March 18.
Inspiration starts with art
Art and creativity is what breathes life into the BGC community, and you’ll find this artistic spirit at the festival. Participate in decorating the Freedom Cup installation that will find its home at the fest. There will also be an Art Section featuring the works of the Baraks collective, consisting of Archie Oclos, Tsarlyboy, Apok, Epi, and Bato Manila, who will be doing live murals on March 18 for visitors to witness their art process from start to finish.
For those looking for a sign to take the plunge and get inked, a tattoo popup by Crimson River Tattoo will be waiting to finally bring attendees’ design dreams into reality.
The ‘B’ in BGC stands for something else, too
Biking culture has seen rampant growth and love among Filipinos over the years; and BGC itself has been a haven for bikers. That said, the festival has you covered for the equipment to jazz up your future sessions, with merchants such as R.O.X, adidas, 2Wheel Nation Cycling, Specialized Philippines, Built Cycles, Blocks, Passe, Everyday Camo, The Breakaway, Team ABC.
To cap off each festival day, attendees can also witness a variety of musical performances from Pedicab, Party Pace, The Espasouls, The Buzzer Beaters, The Diegos, and DJ Honey.
BGC COFFEE FESTIVAL is presented in partnership with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC) and Bonifacio Global City Estate Association (BGCEA).