Following the success of their recent Northern Quarter pop-up venture Kahlúa Coffe House, the Mexican liquor brand are returning to Manchester - this time bringing their Salon de Kahlúa to Manchester’s first ever coffee festival on 28th- 30th June.
You may remember Salon de Kahlúa as the private speakeasy bar situated on the coffee house’s second floor, offering a creative drinks experience influenced by their Mexican history. Initially conceived by Manchester mixology experts The Liquorists and beloved hospitality group Teacup, their innovative coffee infused cocktails and one-of-a-kind cocktail masterclasses received so much praise they undertook an extended two month run through April and May.
Salon de Kahlúa looks set to be a huge hit at Chorlton Coffee Festival, which will take pride of place at Morley Cheek’s garden on Barlow Moor Road between Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June. Anticipate clever and quirky cocktails twists on popular caffeine based drinks like the cappuccino, Americano and flat white; however don’t be fooled by their coffee like exterior as they are certainly cocktails in disguise. Also as part of the Salon de Kahlúa experience, expect to have your senses cross-examined through blindfolded tasting sessions held at 18.30 and 20.30 on Friday and Saturday respectively.
The Chorlton Coffee Festival will feature more than thirty bars, cafés and restaurants, hosting events and coffee based drink specials. The festival’s curator, Lorelai Loveridge, also plans to provide a poetry workshop, barista competition, an intimate gig performance from Kirsty Almeida and a special showing of Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Commenting on the announcement, Loveridge stated: “It was such a hit in Manchester; we’re thrilled that Salon de Kahlúa is coming to the festival, offering a creative, fun and informative spin to the coffee experience. We hear the blindfolded masterclasses are a must.”
The festival is mostly free to attend, while entrance to the festival hub will cost £3 for adults and £1 for children.