The Milan Coffee Festival has announced its must-see exhibits, taking place from 30 November to 2 December. Lavazza’s The Lab will offer visitors an array of interactive demonstrations, workshops and tasting sessions, as well as talks and debates on topics ranging from women in the coffee industry to the evolution of coffee in Italy. The La Marzocco True Artisan Café, a rotating coffee shop, will provide different independent cafés the opportunity to interact with customers and create a bespoke signature drink. This year’s line-up will include Cafezal, Tipografia Alimentare, Taglio, Orsonero, Cofficina, Pavè, Panini Durini, Milano Roastery, Hygge, Café Gorille, Trippa, and La Bottega Milanese. The Coffee Mixology Stage will see award winning baristas and bartenders present some of the hottest cocktail concepts in Milan. Presenters will include representatives from The Botanical Club and Dry Milano, as well as Former Coffee in Good Spirits World Champion Michalis Dimitrakopoulos and 2018 Amsterdam Coffee Mixologists Winners Vito Sportelli and Andrea Peconio. Alpro’s Vegan Coffee Bar will craft plant-based beverages ranging from milk-free cappuccinos to vegan affogatos and cocktails. At the CMx Brew Bar, Brita water experts will talk about the importance of water and how it affects the taste of coffee. The stand will also host the CMx – Italy competition, where baristas take over and master the preparation of Chemex, Aeropress, V60 and French Press using demineralised and low pH water. The festival’s Latte Art Live interactive zone will enable visitors to watch and take part in hands-on workshops and demonstrations with some of the world’s best latte artists. For more information, visit www.milancoffeefestival.com/.