The countdown has begun! Coffee lovers and all those who are in coffee industry business have many reasons to be satisfied because a unique regional festival of coffee, tea and warm drinks, CoffeeFest, will be held again this year. Motivated by the great interest of the audience from the last September, CoffeeFest is coming back this year even better, bigger and more interesting, September 25th and 26th, on Belgrade’s Ušće.
The whole world of coffee will be again under one roof: from producers and distributors of coffee and related equipment all the way to the final coffee consumers. The second CoffeeFest has received a significant support from Brazil – a country Guest of Honour; therefore, more than 25.000 visitors will enjoy the colours, tastes and carnival atmosphere of Brazil through the various musical performances, workshops and competitions.
This year, a special program has been prepared for professionals from the world of coffee. On the first day, from 10 am to 14 pm, the festival will be open only for business visitors, giving them the opportunity to learn how to improve their business, and connect with both existing and potential partners from the region and abroad. Representatives of the coffee industry and HoReCa sector will be able to participate in a seminar regarding new trends and challenges in the market, as well as in the production, preparation and sale of coffee, while speakers at the seminar will be international experts from Brazil, Italy, Germany and other countries. Moreover, various trainings for baristas and roasters will be organized during the two days of this biggest coffee event in the region.
More information about CoffeeFest, as well as interesting facts and news about coffee and other favourite warm drinks can be found on Facebook page CoffeeFest Belgrade. For the additional information, visit www.coffeefest.rs.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.