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"Out of the Box" Coffee Festival

La Marzocco UK & Ireland brings their flagship event ‘Out of the Box’ to Tonbridge.

Taking place at Tonbridge Castle in Tonbridge on Saturday, July 13, La Marzocco's Out of the Box is a free event that was first created by, and for, the coffee community back in 2009.

But as its popularity continues to grow, so has the array of fantastic things to do and see at the coffee festival - for all ages.

In recent years, the event has even branched out to offer the public live music, live workshops, street food stalls, drink stalls, pop up shops as well as activities for all the family.

And with La Marzocco recently celebrating its 90th anniversary, this year’s Out of the Box - which takes place between 10am and 7pm - will be bigger than ever before!

Some of the fantastic things the team at La Marzocco UK & Ireland will be bring you to experience on Saturday, July 13 include:

  • 20 of the UK’s finest speciality coffee roasters
  • Cocktail Masterclasses with ‘Grey Goose Vodka’
  • Barista Workshops
  • Sensory Coffee Experiences with ‘Falcon Coffees’
  • Bookable Dining Experiences courtesy of ‘The Old Fire Station’
  • Food and Drink stalls from local businesses
  • A Live Music Stage
  • An exclusive immersive virtual reality simulator with ‘Roborace’
  • Pop Up Shops with sponsors such as ‘Espresso Solutions’
  • Exclusive competitions including La Marzocco’s own ‘Crush the Rush’
  • Panel discussions
  • Face painting and family fun

Florentine company La Marzocco has homes across the globe including Australia, South Korea and the US.  

Italian Artisans ‘La Marzocco’ have been handcrafting  some of the worlds finest espresso machines since 1927.

Building a reputation for their reliability, durability, and timeless aesthetics, their espresso machines take centre stage in some of the worlds finest coffee roasters, coffee shops and restaurants  

“Living in Kent myself, I am always inspired and impressed on the array of choices when it comes to summer festivals and unique food and drink experiences,” said Paul Kelly, who is General Manager of La Marzocco UK & Ireland.

“We’ve wanted to host a summer edition of Out of the Box since our first London edition in 2014 and we knew that Tonbridge Castle was the perfect setting.

“We can’t wait to meet and connect with the local community, and to invite our existing network to this inspired setting.”

Festivals and events are key to La Marzocco’s success and they act as a physical embodiment of the Italian hospitality that runs through its veins.

All events are about inclusivity and community and everyone is invited to join the party.

Out of the Box is a destination event, rich in content that aims to bring together the local community, as well as out of town visitors, to celebrate our shared passion of speciality coffee, food and drink.

The event extends beyond the food industry, and acts as a cultural event that is beneficial for the seasoned hospitality professional, through to young adults seeking advice and inspiration for a career in the hospitality industry.

Since the first Out of the Box first took place in Milan in 2009 events have been held across the globe in cities such as Barcelona, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

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