Thousands of food and beverage establishments in Singapore and the region dedicate themselves to serving freshly brewed cups of java or tea and delightful pastries every day. While many Asian countries have enjoyed the café culture phenomenon for many years, new markets like Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia are now starting to witness the growth of the café industry in their countries.
To support the diverse needs of these thriving businesses, key players of the coffee, tea, and bakery industries converged at Café Asia 2018 to foster new collaborations, explore opportunities, and to present the latest trends and developments to trade professionals and members of the public. The event was launched by Guest of-Honour, Mr Liang Eng Hwa, Chairman, Government Parliamentary Committee for Finance, Trade & Industry and Member of Parliament, Holland – Bukit Timah GRC.
From 22 to 24 March 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Cafe’ Asia Show featured also the ASEAN Coffee Symposium 2018, where renowned individuals in the field spoke about topics such as social enterprise and sustainability.
There was also a Cafe Clinic with demos and tastings involving gelato, tea and matcha desserts.
Five national-level coffee championships saw Singapore’s home-grown baristas, brewers, latte artists, and students contend in the Singapore National Barista Championship, Singapore Latte Art Championship, Singapore Brewers Cup Championship, Singapore Cup Tasters Championship, and the second edition of the Singapore Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.
Winners of the respective national titles will represent Singapore on the international stage at the world championships later this year.
Café Asia 2018, the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2018, and Sweets & Bakes Asia 2018 are organised by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS). Café Asia 2018 and International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2018 are hosted by Singapore Coffee Association.
(Valentina Righi - BOOP.NEWS)