From 18th-22nd of January, some of the SCAE and Eventhaus team joined up with the Italian chapter and Rimini Fiera and at their annual artisan Italian gelato, bakery confectionary and coffee show. However, this year had a much stronger coffee presence with a dedicated hall just for coffee exhibitors, including SCAE members such as SanRemo, Nuova Simonelli and Caffe Corsini. Also on at the show were the Italian Barista Championships, arguably one of the most prestigious national competitions in Europe!
David Veal, Executive Director said how he and SCAE were proud to have a strong present at their first visit to SIGEP in Rimini. Not only were we on hand to support the SCAE Italia chapter with membership, education and enquires, we also had a World of Coffee booth to help promote our show at the same venue in June this year!
Seminars organised by Annemarie Tiemes and UK AST Denise Hall ranged from ‘How to set up your own coffee shop.’ to ‘How to select the best specialty coffees for espresso making.’
Back at the competition arena, the hotly contested semi finals and finals of the 3 national competitions; Barista, Latte Art and Coffee In Good Spirits kept the SEGIP crowds enthrawled!