Cafe Malaysia Expo Attracts 12,000 Visitors

Last update: 22/01/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- The fifth edition of the Cafe Malaysia series, which ended last Saturday at the Malaysia International & Exhibition Centre, attracted 12,000 trade and public visitors.

The three-day show, which was the largest of the series since its launch in 2015, saw the participation of 180 international, regional and local exhibitors from 22 countries, its organisers said in a statement.

 At the event, top coffee experts from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, who are members of the ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) announced its own set of coffee standards, focusing on coffee beans cultivated in the region.

"The set of Coffee Standards will be an excellent tool to boost the growth of the coffee industry in ASEAN which features key differentiations from existing standards originating from the west," it said.

Another first at Cafe Malaysia 2019 was the inaugural Malaysia Food Truck Congress, which was presented as a business platform for key decision-makers and industry players to keep abreast of new technological improvements in the food truck Food & Beverage sectors.

Supporters of contestants thronged the exhibition hall to witness the country’s top baristas compete for the prestigious champion titles in the 2019 Malaysia Barista Championship, the 2019 Malaysia Brewers Cup, and the 2019 KL Coffee Club Malaysia Latte Art Championship.

The first placed winners of each of the three championships will represent Malaysia at the world stage later this year.
Cafe Malaysia 2019 was organised by CEMS Conference & Exhibition (M) Sdn Bhd, and was hosted by the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA) and the Cafe Owners Alliance Malaysia. The show was also endorsed by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation.