Cafe Malaysia 2018, Largest Gathering Of Coffee Industry

Last update: 25/01/2018

Suriani Razali

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 (Bernama) -- Cafe Malaysia 2018, hailed as the largest gathering of the coffee industry todate since its debut in 2015, kicked off today with the participation of 157 exhibitors from 22 countries.

Tourism Malaysia Chairman Datuk Dr Siew Ka Wei launched the event at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), attended by leaders and key players of the coffee and tea industries.

Its organiser CEMS Conference & Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd said in a statement, the show was expected to attract some 12,000 baristas, cafe and coffee purveyors, equipment distributors, and members of the public.

Tomorrow, the show will also host a business delegation from South Korea, paving the way for opportunities and partnerships in the coffee and tea industries between the two countries, it said.

Cafe Malaysia 2018, which is the series' fourth edition, serves as a dynamic B2B platform for key decision makers to source for their cafe needs, and explore new collaborations and business opportunities in a landscape of sizeable growth.

ARRAY OF COFFEE BEANS

The annual event also hosts coffee and industry players to showcase equipment, machineries, accessories, an array of coffee beans and tea leaves from around the world, various supplies and latest products at the one-stop platform for industry professionals.

In addition, a series of talks by key industry professionals will be held at the Cafe Clinic over the next three days. Visitors can savour the many varieties of chocolates from the region at the inaugural Chocolate Pavilion.

Adding to the excitement of the event is the launch of the inaugural Food Truck Show. The Food Truck industry has grown in visibility over the past few years.

There are now more than 600 food trucks operating across the country serving the increasing appetite for the popular mobile food culture.

FOOD TRUCK SHOW

The Food Truck Show will present a comprehensive educational platform, which will address critical topics such as planning, permitting, truck fabrication, food safety, production, and ideas.

Over three days, visitors to the event get to witness the country´s top baristas compete for the coveted national titles at three national coffee championships - the Malaysia Barista Championship, the Malaysia Brewers Cup, and the Malaysia Latte Art Championship.

Winners from all three championships will also clinch the opportunities to represent Malaysia at the world stage in Netherlands, Amsterdam; Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Belo Horizonte, Brazil respectively.

-- BERNAMA