The weekend of November 7th and 8th will see the return of Tamper Tantrum to Cup North, an independent Manchester-based coffee festival run with the aim of brining the best of the specialty coffee industry to the north of England. We had the pleasure of working with Hannah Davies and Ricardo Gandara, the Cup North dream-team, in 2014 at their inaugural event. Three of the five Cup North 2014 videos have found themselves in our top 10 most-watched videos of all time, so we are absolutely delighted to be working with them again to develop another UK-focused program of speakers!

About Cup North: Cup North is an independent Manchester based coffee festival run with the aim of bringing the best of the speciality coffee industry to the north of England. The event was started in 2014 by Hannah Davies and Ricardo Gandara who met at a Manchester coffee shop through their mutual love of coffee. This year Cup North is welcoming back exhibitors from last year like Cimbali, Small Batch, Climpson & Sons and Grumpy Mule along with some new faces like Workshop and Allpress. Cup North is also very pleased to be hosting Tamper Tantrum for the second year running in a line up of events which include competitions and cinema screenings. The event takes place at Victoria Warehouse on 7th & 8th November 2015. For more information, please visit

We really admire our Cup North hosts for their drive, gumption, and tenacity: what started out as a late-blooming kick-starter campaign to bring a specialty coffee event to Manchester in 2014 was not only over-funded in the last minutes of the campaign, but went on to produce a highly successful event that brought a strong selection of coffee and foodie businesses together to showcase them to attendees in Manchester and beyond!

This year, Cup North is back—sans kickstarter, as an indication of the strength of their inaugural event—and it is better than ever. Creators Hannah Davies and Ricardo Gandara have chosen the stunning Victoria Warehouse as the home of this year’s two day northern coffee party, and have put together an impressive lineup of exhibitors and events taking place of the weekend of November 7th & 8th, including classes, competitions (SCAE UK Chapter Cup Tasters Championships and our own UK Coffee Throwing Championships), and cuppings.

Also featured at this year’s Cup North—thanks to the incredible amenities at Victoria Warehouse—is Vintage Coffee Cinema, which will be showing three feature length films all weekend, interspersed with shorter films:Caffeinated, A Film About Coffee, and the just-released (as of Nov 6!) Barista (aka Drip).

We are super excited to be back this year in our own dedicated space, where we’re bringing a super line up of six speakers (Nov 8, 12:00-17:00 – Chloe Callow, Colin Harmon, Francesco Sanapo, Gordon Howell, Laurent Richet, and Mat North) as well as hosting the first-ever UK Coffee Throwing Championship (Nov 7, 18:30)—join us!

Produced by: Tamper Tantrum
Host Partner: Cup North, Cimbali UK
Where: Victoria Warehouse (Manchester)
Who: Colin Harmon, Stephen Leighton, Francesco Sanapo, Chloe Callow, Gordon Howell, Mat North, Laurent Richet
When: 8 November 2014