The worlds of coffee and tea are set to blend once again with the Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival 2015 and some of the industries leading brands have snapped up their space early for the event that launched with huge success last year. The Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival 2015 takes place once again at the RDS Industies Hall, 11-13 September 2015.
Some 5,700 visitors flocked to the inaugural Festival last year to taste what the coffee and tea industry in Ireland had to offer. With the Irish palate now as sophisticated as our European counterparts and a vibrant café culture growing all the time, big name brands such as La Marzocco, Monin, Java Republic, Insomnia, Haustbrandt, Robert Roberts, Cloud Picker and UCC are already on board. Indeed, this year’s show will have the same great mix of exhibitors, education, entertainment and competitions and a massive 93% of last years customers said they will return to the show in 2015.
Created by both the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA) and the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE- Irish branch) the Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival is a three- day extravaganza featuring; The Roasters Village hosting an array of coffee and tea micro roasters; The SCAE Brew School where visitors will be shown how to use different brewing methods; The National Home Barista Championships as well as The Food Village for Artisan food and beverage suppliers whose products compliments the coffee and tea drinking experience. Following on once again from the success last year will be a series of fringe events with all features open to commercial sponsorship opportunities.
Said Sean Martin, Chairman IFSA, “We knew there was a demand for an event that collectively presented the public with a showcase of the quality of products on offer in this country but had no idea just how successful the inaugural event would be. A massive 93% of visitors and 73% of exhibitors immediately declared their intention to return. Bouyed by this entusiasm we’re excitedly oragnising an even bigger and better show this year. The Irish public are thirsty for new and exciting offerings it is therefore the best stage for any company looking to engage with their existing customers, attract new clients, launch new products or simply network with industry peers”.
The Festival has served as a fitting platform to promote the renowned World Barista Championship which is coming to Dublin in June 2016 for the first time. The Olympics of the barista world, the WBC will see baristas from countries all over the world compete for the coveted title and will feature as part of the World of Coffee, Dublin expo.
In keeping with the promotion of coffee exellence and the run-up to the WBC 2016, SCAE Ireland will run a number of its professional national competitions at the Festival 2015 allowing the public to view the very best in action over the 3 days. Competitions scheduled to take place so far include Irish Barista Champtionship semi-finals, the Irish Latte Art semi-finals and the finals of the Irish Brewers Cup.
For further information on features, competitions and exhibitors check out www.dublincoffeefestival.com