THE Winchester Coffee Festival has been confirmed to return in 2019, following a successful debut in the city last Saturday.

Guests were invited to try and buy the products that were being demonstrated by 12 individual exhibitors.

Co-Founder of Cabinet Rooms Gary Whiter, who was both a sponsor and a part of the festival’s organising team, said: “It’s been great to work with all the coffee shops and coffee lovers who joined us on the day.

“It’s really thanks to their support and collaborative spirit that this inaugural event was such a success.”

Coffee experts were also on hand to educate visitors on various tricks of the trade.

Chris Smith, a general manager at the Guildhall, said: “We saw the Bapsy Hall transformed into a giant independent café filled with local talent and smiling patrons and we are looking forward to having the whole venue immersed in the aroma of good coffee next year.”