October 2019 diary dates
October Diary Dates
New York Coffee Festival
When: 11-13 October
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Flagship coffee event, celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in New York. Visitors can enjoy exceptional coffee, food, cocktails, live music and art plus experimental features such as Latte Art Live and The Sensory Experience. And for the first time the festival will host the Roast Masters tournament and feature chocolate making and tasting.
The Chocolate Show London
When: 13-15 October
Where: Olympia, London
A celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet treat includes some of the finest chocolatiers and pastry makers from the UK and around the world, celebrity chef demonstrations, workshops for adults and budding chefs, tastings, sculptures, a pop-up chocolate restaurant, a Chocolate Bar with chocolate and drink pairings plus experiential activities, interactive features and, of course, edible delights!
When: 18-22 October
Where: Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre, Milan
This is the 41st year of the catering and hospitality trade fair that is held every two years. It will showcase the latest trends in foodservice, from coffee to equipment to furnishings. There will also be talks, demonstrations, competitions and conferences.
Caffè Culture Show
When: 28-29 October
Where: Business Design Centre, London
An award-winning and information-led trade event, specifically aimed at the UK’s coffee and cafe bar market. Now in its 13th year, visitors will enjoy workshops, talks, masterclasses and competitions alongside a huge range of suppliers and hundreds of innovative new products.
Cafe Show Seoul
When: 7-10 November
Where: Coex, Seoul, Korea
From new products to competitions to the science of brewing, there is plenty to see and do at this event, which runs concurrently with the Seoul Coffee Festival and World Coffee Leaders Forum.
Allegra European and Middle East Coffee Symposium
When: 11-13 November
Where: Waldorf Astoria, Dubai
Now in its 12th year, the Europe & Middle East Coffee Symposium offers a combination of cutting edge insights and unparalleled networking opportunities for top executives from across the coffee shop, food-to-go and foodservice landscape.
Taiwan International Tea/Coffee Expo
When: 15-18 November
Where: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei
Info: chanchao.com.tw/tea/en (and coffee/en)
This four-day event, which last year attracted nearly 200,000 visitors, includes tea and coffee products, packaging, equipment and technology plus the 2019 World Coffee Roasting Championships.
Coffee Shop Innovation Expo
When: 19-20 Nov
Where: ExCel, London
Bringing together producers, owners and baristas, this expo features debates, demos and networking, awards, speakers and seminars plus the UK’s top suppliers and the all-new Sustainability Trail showcasing cutting edge solutions.
Brazil International Coffee Week
When: 20-22 November
Where: Expominas, Brazil
Visitors have the opportunity to taste different coffees, meet producers and go on origin trips. There will be cupping rooms, workshops and lectures, three national championships (Barista, Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters) plus the Coffee of the Year Award.
World Tea & Coffee Expo
When: 21-23 November
Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India
Showcasing the latest international flavours of tea and coffee plus the newest technology, this expo also includes a conference by industry leaders plus tea and coffee tasting sessions, brewing workshops, latte art training and competitions.
Berlin Tea Festival
When: 23 November
Where: Heilig Kreuz-Passion, Berlin
Held as part of Berlin Tea Week, the festival includes products, tea ceremonies, presentations and workshops.
World Cafe Expo 2019 Shanghai (CAFEEX)
When: 29 Nov-1 Dec
Where: Shanghai New International Expo Center
Featuring exhibitors from more than 30 countries showcasing the best drinks, food and equipment for the coffee shop industry.
International Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition
When: 3-7 December
Where: Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Saudi Arabia
Featuring the latest product launches and equipment plus workshops ranging from an introduction to coffee to a chocolate masterclass.
When: 3-8 December
Where: Tübingen, Germany
Chocolate tastings, courses, lectures and, of course, art will feature in this free festival held in the historic city of Tübingen, south of Stuttgart.
International Coffee & Tea Fest
When: 4-6 December
Where: Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Showcasing all facets of coffee, tea, bar and cafe products, equipment and services, this festival also features a cupping corner and brew bar, training plus the Dubai International Coffee Championships with its $40,000 (£31,800) first prize.