Preview: Hot ideas ahead at Caffè Culture Show

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A preview of the products and seminars at Caffè Culture Show in London on May 10 and 11

Looking for inspiration to grow sales of hot drinks in your bar? The latest products and trends will be showcased at the Caffè Culture Show on May 10 and 11 at London’s Olympia. The event brings together artisan roasters, food and drink producers, and leading suppliers and manufacturers, attracting 5,000 visits a year.

It includes a packed programme of seminars and workshops in the Business Theatres. Speakers will include Tim Sturk, education co-ordinator for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), who will talk about how to ensure how to always serve the very best coffee. Edwin Harrison, founder of Artisan Coffee School, discusses how to train staff for the best service and quality. Speakers in the Caffè Enterprise programme of business advice include David Abrahamovitch, co-founder of London’s Grind café-bars, who will share the secrets of the company’s success.

A new masterclass programme will offer interactive demonstrations on how to create signature drinks, and visitors can learn how to hone their coffee-tasting skills from leading palates at the new Cupping Zone.

Back by popular demand in response to the growth of the roasting industry in the UK is the Independent Coffee Roasters’ Village. Championing some of the finest home-grown roasting talent, it offers the perfect place to find an artisan UK supplier for your bar. Find leading coffee suppliers at the show including Illy and Matthew Algie, and check out the latest coffee machines from the likes of Sanremo UK, WMF UK and Caffeine with its new Schaerer bean-to-cup machines. Ideas for tea will be presented by brands such as Twinings and Teapigs.

Returning to Caffè Culture 2016 is the Artisan Food Market, with all kinds of tasty products from snacks and baked goods to craft beers. Exhibitors at this year’s show will include Yumsh Snacks with its Ten Acre premium crisps and popcorn in unique flavours, such as new Lucia Popperley’s Cappuccino Popcorn. New products from Flower & White will include gluten-free muffins while Monin UK will reveal its summer drinks programme featuring handcrafted lemonades and fruit smoothies.

Sample soft drinks with Belvoir Fruit Farms, Cawston Press, Chegworth Valley Juices, Fentimans, Franklin & Sons from Global Brands, Luscombe, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, and Buddha Waters – a new range of lightly sparkling waters with organic Scandinavian birch sap, available in different natural flavours.

Equipment such as warewashers will be showcased by specialists including Manitowoc and Nelson alongside other products and services for caterers, from It’s a Wrap’s customised food wrapping paper to buying experts Lynx Purchasing and Uropa with its portfolio ranging from uniforms to the new-generation Santos Centrifugal Juice Extractor. The best suppliers will be recognised in the annual Caffè Culture Show Exhibitor Awards.

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