Latincouver: The Trail Of Coffee

April 1, 2024

Coffee is one of the world’s most beloved beverages, but how much do you know about how your coffee was cultivated, harvested and processed? On Saturday, April 20 at The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver, the Trail of Coffee, presented by Latincouver, connects you with coffee-growing regions through engaging exhibits, presentations, and opportunities to learn how to pick, process and brew coffee in more mindful and meaningful ways.

“Leading up to Earth Day on April 22 is the perfect time for coffee lovers to gain a deeper awareness of how this important crop arrives in our cups—and to have fun doing it!” says Paola Murillo, executive director of Latincouver, which produces many festivals and events promoting awareness of Latin culture in Greater Vancouver.

Latin countries in South and Central America are leading global coffee producers, building not only economic value but community by growing, processing, and exporting one of the world’s most beloved beverages. Coffee-centered festivals thrive in other parts of the world, and Latincouver is proud to bring this celebration of the bean to Vancouver.

Live music, food vendors, and demonstrations, including latte art and tastings will take place all day and into the evening at a favourite venue in North Vancouver’s Shipyards District. Purchase a ‘Coffee Flavour Explorer Pass’ for access to exhibitions, speakers and delicious food and beverages from the Café Bar. The ‘VIP Coffee Trail Pass’ adds access to workshops and tastings for hands-on, immersive experiences, coffee cocktails, and more.

The Trail of Coffee
Saturday, April 20
The Pipe Shop
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

12:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Latte Art Contest, Talks, Workshops, Café Bar & Tasting, Trade Show
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Mixology Show and Live Music

Ticket prices range from $25 – $35.
Early-bird discount pricing ($20 – $30) is available until March 31.

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit: —Vita Daily

Lavender Coffee

Julio Arango is a visiting barista from Ontario who will be featuring his coffee creations at the Trail of Coffee on April 20! Try his recipe below!

1 double espresso
40 grams of whipped cream
15 grams of icing sugar
10 grams of grated 80% chocolate
A dozen lavender buds

Mix the icing sugar, whipped cream, and cinnamon; beat until stiff peaks form. Prepare a double espresso in a coffee cup. Using a pastry bag, pipe the whipped cream onto the espresso and top with grated chocolate and lavender buds.


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