I am the manager of Gangneung Tours!
I would like to explain the Gangneung Coffee Festival, one of the most famous festivals in Gangneung.
The Gangneung Coffee Festival ran from Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Coffee is a kind of tea, and Gangneung is famous for tis good water taste.
The tea history of Gangneung has been around since ancient times, and there are many records,
such as Gyeongpodae Pavilion. For example, the tea utensils, which Hwarang of Silla, the ancient kingdom used,
were discovered at the Hansongjeong Pavilion, located Namhangjin.
Gangneung has Bohemian Park Ichu, the first generation Korean coffee master, coffee factories,
coffee farms and coffee museums.
The city has the infrastructure suitable for the coffee city, including various coffee shops operated by baristas and roasters, which are produced through a variety of educational institutions located in the city.
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The coffee street of Gangneung Port in Anmok is a special place for people born and raised in Gangneung.
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There were many people drinking a cup of vending machine coffee while looking at the white sand beach.
The vending machine coffee at the port is a vivid history of Gangneung coffee. :)
The 2019 Gangneung Coffee Festival was held at Gangneung Arena and Anmok Beach.
With decades of efforts by Barista Park Ichu, the Gangneung coffee industry has been able to grow rapidly.
The Gangneung Coffee Festival is open to people all over the world and they can participate and
enjoy the festival together.
The Gangneung Coffee Festival kicked off with 100 coffee flavors presented by 100 baristas.
Famous coffee shops and companies from all over the country, including Gangneung, gathered at the festival,
providing a venue where visitors can taste famous coffee for free.
There was not only a talk show where visitors could communicate with coffee experts and have an exciting conversation, but also a seminar where coffee masters provided their own professional knowledge and experience about coffee.
Participants could enjoy a variety of coffee from popular standard drip coffee, hand dripping coffee and water mesh roasting coffee.
The various competitions are the main events of the Gangneung Coffee Festival.
There were the Gangneung Barista Awards, a competition that compete with latte art skills,
and the Gangneung Hand Drip Awards, a competition to find the best hand-drip barista.
The competitions were very exciting, even though visitors did not taste coffee themselves.
In addition, visitors were able to see various other competitions such as Gangnueng Cup Taster’s Championship, Gangneung Siphonist Championship, and Gangneung Home Roasting Championship.
<Tour Bus Depart from Gangneung: 8,500 won / Tour Bus Depart from Seoul: 9,500 won>
Due to the tour bus operation, tourists could easily visit the festival.
The tour bus had two kinds of products, departing from Gangneung and Seoul.
Not only those who come from Gangneung, but also those who come from Seoul can conveniently visit the festival,
with the tour bus products.
Depart from Gangneung – Gangneung Coffee Festival+Yeongjin Beach+Gyeongpo Hub Tourism Farm (day trip)
Depart from Gangneung – Gangneung Coffee Festival+Gyeongpo Hub Tourism Farm (day trip)
The Gangneung Coffee Festival was held as an eco-friendly festival,
and the entire of the festival was operated with no plastic zone.
When you visit the festival, bring your own cup and join the restriction on the use of disposable cups.
The site of Gangneung Coffee Festival filled with coffee scents!
Visitors could enjoy various events including busking at the special stage of Anmok Beach and enjoy a cup of coffee.
<Coffee Grounds Clay Experience: 1,000 won>
<Musical Performance Free>
Including the coffee grounds clay experience, the Gangneung Arena held various
experiences related to coffee as well as musical performances, busking and coffee exhibitions.
<Cake Making Experience: 15,000 won> <Coffee Drawing Experience>
Many kinds of coffee-related souvenirs caught the attention of visitors.
They also could enjoy the festival with a variety of exotic experiences.
In the outdoor area, various booths such as food zones, crafty zones, cafe zones,
and food trucks were operated to make the festival more fun and shiny.
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6th ~ 9th. Oct. 2017
For coffee lovers, who can’t start the day without coffee, the best season of the fall came to Gangneung.
Gangneung Coffee Festival!
Now there is no doubt that Gangneung is the center of Korean coffee industry.
Gangneung City and the local coffee makers have organized this annual festival almost for ten years.
In 2017 it was held at Gangneung Green City Experience Center(also known as E-Zen) as the main venue.
Gangneung Coffee Festival is an opportunity to look into how Korean
particularly Gangneung’s coffee industry has grown dramatically.
People have engaged with coffee makers from farmers, roasters to baristas by tasting coffee
and experiencing to make coffee, and those coffee makers have shown the process to people in person via the festival.
Not only standard drip coffee visitors could also meet a diverse range of coffee,
from the general types like latte and cappuccino to the new trend like the cold brew coffee at the festival.
And visitors to the festival could taste various styles of coffee made beans from all over the world,
and brewed by baristas from Gangneung’s famous coffee stores.
Don’t worry. The coffee festival doesn’t fill your stomach only with coffee.
Many food vendors also participate in the festival.
It is good just hang around at the festival area covered with coffee fragrance holding a cup of coffee with one hand.
Rain couldn’t disturb the festival mood. In rainy days people get more eager to drink coffee.
At the place full of coffee music is never missed.
K-pop stars including Bolbbalgan4 and SEENROOT and many other musicians made visitors more joyful.