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From arts, bikes, to coffee, find your passion in BGC as they hold this year’s Coffee Fest at 5th Avenue

It’s bigger and better than ever, with over 40 merchants and pop-up sessions to bring your passions to life

We have seen throughout the years how Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has become a haven for communities. Whether big or small; foodies or art lovers; coffee enthusiasts or running buffs, not only has BGC served as a second home for such groups—it’s where passions have sprung to life.

That’s why this March 23 to 24, be ready to feel enriched by an exhilarating blend of passion through art, bikes and coffee at BGC’s Coffee Fest! Hosted by events host and former radio DJ Cerah Hernandez, this year sees a bigger comeback of the festival moving to 5th Avenue to house even more merchants, pop-up shops, and workshops!

Coffee Fest promises an unforgettable celebration of culture and camaraderie during its 2-day run, wherein everyone who drops by 5th Avenue will be greeted by an array of  artists, music, live art, premium bike shops, and vendors for an epic, passion-filled time.

Kick off Coffee Fest’s ABCs by basking in the energy and creative spirit of its various art nooks! From a pop-up by Crimson River Tattoo for those who’ve been waiting for a sign to get inked, to Wabi Sabi Studio’s mug pottery workshop, Coffee Fest is set to awaken the artist in everyone and bring imaginations to life through art!

Get your creative juices going by visiting artists and shops lining up 5th Avenue, including Enimal, pottery from Wabi Sabi Studio, a Paint Pour Workshop by Paint It Fun, a photobooth brought by The Archives Booth, fun nail art from Posh Nails, and an all-female tattoo crew from Crimson River Tattoo.

As another key passion in BGC, the cycling community continues to grow—and will not be amiss at this year’s Coffee Fest! On March 24, San Ride Bukas will be having a panel themed Women Empowerment Through Cycling as they celebrate Women’s Month. All are also invited to community rides as both San Ride Bukas holds their All Women’s Coffee Ride, and Wideye Coffee has their very own Sunset Ride.

Just as well, merchants for cycling equipment and gear will be showcasing their offers, such as R.O.X., adidas, Specialized Philippines, The Breakaway + Passe, Life Cycle, 2Wheel Nation Cycling, Papsy’s Bikes and Brews, and San Ride Bukas.

Coffee Fest will not be complete without its namesake—coffee! Home to more coffee merchants than ever, Coffee Fest will allow all to immerse themselves in both local and international artistry and sip away at a rich profile of flavors, while also giving everyone the opportunity to try their hand in stepping up their coffee game.

For starters, know about your coffee basics through a Cupping Demo hosted by 1C Coffee; Ten-Four Coffee will also be holding a Outdoor Brewing Competition for those looking to get inspired Just as well, Vinyl on Vinyl is collaborating with Wideye Coffee for an exclusive special drink—an exciting offer that is definitely worth a try!

Check out the rest of the coffee merchants setting up shop at Coffee Fest: Single Origin, Tiger Sugar, Pocofino, Elephant Grounds, harlan + holden Coffee, Coffee Laboratory, Supersam, Malongo Atelier Barista, Paik’s Coffee and Bakery, Figaro, Muji, Ten-Four Coffee, Wideye Coffee, KombiBrew, 1C Coffee, Fireplace, De’ja Brew, Sweets & Grinds, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Kaulayaw, Twenty Four Bakeshop, Baristart, Cooper’s Coffee Haus, Baker J, Seven Coffee, Randy’s Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice, Kiji Bakehouse, Sspace Coffee, Auro Chocolate Cafe, Nespresso, and Arabica.

For highlights worth visiting, Moment Coffee + Om Bakes will also be serving vegan desserts, while Decimal Coffee will have a free library open for all!

Finally, wrap up your visit with the captivating artists playing throughout the fest, including Tolo Marvelous, Norris King, Red-I, DMaps (Diego Mapa) on March 23 and an all-women set consisting of Poli Poli, Seoulstepps and DJ Honey on March 24.

Swing by for an epic time and #FindYourPassion with amazing artists, music, live art, premium bike shops, talented vendors and don’t forget to shop for your BGC Coffee Fest 2024 event exclusive merch at the Coffee Fest!  BGC Coffee Fest will be running from March 23-24, and will be located at 5th Avenue.

For more information, be sure to follow BGC on Facebook and Instagram.

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Dexter Francis De Vera is a manila-based art director with over 20 years extensive experience in the media industry producing editorials and advertising, retail space design (store displays), and more. His inspiration has always been the most powerful and most influential segment of the design world—fashion. As managing editor, he is responsible for curating, developing and overseeing editorial and social media content for iEventetc. Keep in touch with Dexter through [email protected]