European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drink Expo is the only trade show that is 100% devoted to the professional sales of soft beverages – coffee, tea and soft drinks – right across the entire foodservice spectrum from cafes, coffee shops and hotels to restaurants, contract caterers, leisure outlets, travel sector, pubs, bars and offices. This market is huge and growing and these “wet” sales usually have the best profit margins.

In common with most burgeoning sectors, and faced with an ever discerning consumer palette, key players need to stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to the latest innovations in equipment, beans, teas, flavours, soft drinks varieties, and serving apparatus – this is what the event delivers! It is where real decision-makers meet, buy, network, learn, are inspired and drive their business forward.

Running alongside the exhibition will be an awe-inspiring conference programme with a headline-grabbing speaker line-up.  In addition, there is an exciting range of features, with the Barista Masterclasses, Roastery Masterclass LIVE, the Tea Quarter and the Soft Drinks Pavilion all NEW for 2019.   All this plus numerous networking opportunities, and all FREE to attend.

In a world first, European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo will be running Barista Masterclasses to showcase the skills of the best known and most inspiring baristas.  The sessions will offer visitors a refresh on the fundamentals but also keep them up to date with the latest trends, educating and inspiring the coffee business community about the importance of not only being able to make great coffee but also to serve it to the discerning customer of today.    Baristas taking part include the current World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska and Dale Harris, World Barista Champion 2017.

In another first, European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo will be featuring LIVE coffee roasting.  Never before seen in the UK, visitors will be able to see LIVE coffee roasting on a Diedrich machine by the best roasters in the industry, with expert commentary.   Visitors will be able to witness for themselves the complexity and great skill involved in roasting – LIVE! Famous roasters will display and discuss the unique intricacies in the art and science of roasting.  Highly skilled roasters hosting sessions come from Allpress, Ancoats Coffee Co, April Coffee Copenhagen, Caravan Coffee Roasters, Dark Arts Coffee, Has Bean Coffee, Nord Coffee, Ozone Coffee Roasters, 200 Degrees. Union Hand-Roasted Coffee and Wogan Coffee.

Another exciting new feature is the Soft Drinks Pavilion –dedicated to soft drinks, specifically for all the relevant exhibitors offering everything involved in providing and selling refreshing cold drinks as well as equipment such as ice making machines.  The show’s timing in May is perfect to catch the buying season for the hot summer ahead!

If you’re responsible for purchasing great coffee, tea, soft drinks, and the equipment and accessories required to prepare and serve them, then you need to visit European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo.

Visit www.europeancoffeeexpo.com for more details.

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