Award-winning artisan coffee roasters, producers and hundreds of world-leading suppliers and manufacturers are set to showcase the latest innovations and trends at The Caffè Culture Show, the UK’s only national event for the café industry, on 10-11 May 2016 at Olympia London.
Five reasons to visit
- Expert advice
Knowing where to turn for advice can be difficult. The Caffè Culture Show is here to help with a Business Theatre featuring sessions with respected industry experts. The Caffè Fundamentals programme is for start-ups and those keen to stay small, while the Caffè Enterprise programme is for established operators and those ambitious to grow. The SRA will be hosting Milk Matters, a panel discussion about the impact of coffee shops and cafés switching to free-range dairy. Panellists are Neil Darwent – Director of Free Range Dairy Network, Bobby Bawa – Managing Director of Foodspeed and Nitin Padwal – Head Chef at Petrichor at The Cavendish London.
- UK coffee roasters
Back by popular demand, the Independent Coffee Roasters’ Village champions homegrown roasting talent – the perfect place to find small batch roasters.
- Artisan producers
Many operators want to support small, local producers. The vibrant Artisan Food Market celebrates craft enterprise, laid out in a farmers’ market style. From baked goods to healthy snacks and indulgent treats, visitors can meet the many award-winning independent producers behind them.
- 200+ exhibitors
From coffee to cleaning, roasters to refrigeration, technology to training, find everything you need to start a business or refresh your supplier list.
- 30+ mini masterclasses
Top professionals from across the café industry share their secrets to providing a great customer experience.
What’s new for 2016
Are your coffee-tasting skills up to scratch? Modern Standard Coffee’s Lynsey Harley – a UK Barista Championships Head Judge – hosts The Cupping Zone. Like wine tasting, coffee tasting identifies the characteristics of a particular coffee. Coffee ‘cuppings’ are performed to evaluate and score objectively. Industry pros use cupping to select which coffee to buy and to identify different attributes – useful when formulating blends.
Open to all, sessions begin with an introduction to cupping protocol before visitors gain some credible skills to use cupping in a more effective way. Advance bookings at www.caffecultureshow.com/cupping
The Caffè Culture Show 2016 takes place at Olympia London on 10-11 May 2016. Free ticket registration is open at www.caffecultureshow.com/register