FECA Festival: a week to enjoy the best coffee in the City of Buenos Aires

Some promotions may vary if the consumption is at the premises, take away or delivery (Getty)

Passion is inexplicable, but in some cases, it can be translated into numbers. That’s what happens with Argentina’s passion for coffee: it is the second most consumed beverage in the country after waterand it is estimated that at least a kilo of coffee per capita per year, the equivalent of about 191 cups.

The ritual of cafecito porteño It is a classic that invites all residents and visitors to enjoy a good steaming cup in the hundreds of cafeterias in the City, a classic of the Buenos Aires landscape since the beginning of the 20th century that today is amalgamated with new gourmet trends.

To celebrate coffee, until June 10 you can enjoy a new edition of FECA week (Coffee Festival), organized by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires with the collaboration of the Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Sweet Shops and Cafes (AHRCC). Those who want to participate can Take advantage of discounts and promotions in more than 300 Buenos Aires cafeterias.

To find out which venues are participating in the Festival, you can visit the interactive map with participating businesses. Some promotions may vary if the consumption is on the premises, take away or delivery.

In addition to these days of discounts, during the Saturday June 11 and Sunday June 12 will be carried forward in Seeber Square (Av. del Libertador and Av. Sarmiento, Palermo) the FECA Coffee Festival, the now traditional meeting of stories around coffee.

In Argentina it is estimated that at least one kilo of coffee is consumed per capita per year, the equivalent of about 191 cups (Getty)
In Argentina it is estimated that at least one kilo of coffee is consumed per capita per year, the equivalent of about 191 cups (Getty)

From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. you can visit a Coffee Market with 26 stands where Notable Coffees, specialty coffees, coffee chains, from the City and the Province of Buenos Aires will merge, all with a minimum offer of $100 pesos.

Café Martínez, Cabrales, Santa Café, Import, Founder, Macchiato, Coffee Shop, Baritú, Salta coffee, Usina Cafetera, Puerto Blest, Piani, Motofeca, Barista Shop, Barista Mode, Lattente, BIOMA, Confectionery Las Violetas, La Mission, Café Zavalia, La Unión, Llama (La Plata), Edison, Café Puzzi (Wilde), Malagrino (San Isidro) and Kropo Café.

In another sector of the square will be the Gastronomic Patio, to taste different gastronomic proposals in 6 food stalls. In addition, there will be an auditorium where activities, talks and workshops for all the residents of the City. Those who visit the festival will also be able to find a replica stand of the remarkable café La Poesía, which celebrates 40 years since it was founded in 1982 by the poet and writer Rubén Derlis.

These are the activities highlighted in Plaza Seeber:

Illustrative file photo of a cup of coffee with a heart in a store in Bogotá.  June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
Illustrative file photo of a cup of coffee with a heart in a store in Bogotá. June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Saturday June 11

1 pm – Music with the Tagini-Merlino duo

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Class “Cooking with Gabo Colacciopo”

3 to 3:30 p.m. – Talk ”From a coffee bar to a specialty franchise”

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Latte Art Workshop by baristas

5 to 5:30 p.m. – Talk The change in coffee consumption habits due to the pandemic

6 to 6:30 p.m. – Talk The interesting world of Brazilian coffees

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Talk The first specialty coffee shop in Argentina arrives in Brooklyn today

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Filtration workshop (Puerto Blest)

8 to 8:30 p.m. – Music with Puli Demaria DJ

This weekend you can visit the Coffee Market with 26 stalls where Notable Coffees, specialty coffees, coffee chains, from the City and the Province of Buenos Aires will merge (Getty)
This weekend you can visit the Coffee Market with 26 stalls where Notable Coffees, specialty coffees, coffee chains, from the City and the Province of Buenos Aires will merge (Getty)

Sunday June 12

12 noon – Tasting Tasting: Coffee Culture (Starbucks)

3 to 3:30 p.m. – Class How to make a perfect espresso (Café Martinez)

4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Talk Baritú, the only coffee

5 to 5:30 p.m. – Talk Looking to the future, the role of women and their role in franchises

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Presentation of the book “Coffee Dictionary” by Nicolás Artusi

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Talk La Poesía: the story of a café that was born for friends

7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Talk What it means to be a barista. The importance of knowledge

8 to 8:30 p.m. – Barista tools class, what each element is for (Barista Mode)

File image of roasted coffee beans on display at a Juan Valdez store in Bogotá, Colombia.  June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File
File image of roasted coffee beans on display at a Juan Valdez store in Bogotá, Colombia. June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File

An investigation carried out by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the United States, published in the renowned New England Journal of Medicine, evaluated 400,000 people who were monitored during 14 years and determined that those people who daily coffee drinkers reduced their risk of death from cardiovascular diseaserespiratory, stroke, diabetes, infections and injuries.

In addition to caffeine, coffee contains minerals, particularly magnesium (helpful for healthy bones and muscle function), potassium (which plays a role in blood pressure), and vitamin B3 (needed to release energy from food and a healthy immune system). healthy nervous).

Also, the analysis observed that the coffee bean has more protective properties, which cover most diseases, revealing that the people who consumed about three to four cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of death by 14%. The only evil that was left out of the protection of coffee was the tumor.

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