Update: Bucharest Coffee Festival brightened the weekend in Bucharest and flavoured the people of Bucharest with the inviting aromas of coffee. Here’s how it was at Bucharest Coffee Festival:
The guests were able to taste all the flavours presented by the cafes in Bucharest and were able to observe the art of making coffee and the different ways in which you can reach the maximum flavour. A real-world of coffee in the small capital of Romania:
The Bucharest Coffee Festival will bring together the most important national and international coffee producers and importers aimed at all coffee lovers between May 27 and 29 at Gabroveni Inn (Arcub Cultural Center, 84-90 Lipscani Street).
More than 20 coffee processors and roasters and importers and distributors of related products such as professional coffee machines, coffee brewing accessories, sweeteners, coffee sweets, and so on will be present at the stands.
Coffee enthusiasts will be able to sample and purchase their favourite coffee.
The festival highlights the various types of coffee based on the variety of cultivated plants (arabica), an event that aims to promote quality coffee, particularly speciality coffee.
The public will also select between coffees designed for specific preparation methods, such as espresso, filter coffee, or freshly roasted kettle coffee.
At the same time, the festival is aimed at professionals in the field, the community of coffee lovers and home baristas, and all businesses involved in the HoReCa sector, such as cafes, artisanal roasters, ToGo coffee shops, and so on. At the same time, it is an opportunity for those interested in making new connections and leads that will aid in the growth of the business and this field in general.
During the festival, there will be demonstrations of coffee preparation, mixology (coffee-alcohol combinations in cocktails), and latte art.
The festival is free to attend.
Competitions for coffee experts
The festival brings a unique competition for all coffee experts who want to show their skill and master the art of making coffee.
The national championships of Latte Art, Coffee In Good Spirits, and Cup Tasting will be held during the festival and are dedicated to professionals working in this industry and beyond.
The championships are organized by the SCA – Romania Chapter (Specialty Coffee Association), the world’s largest and most well-known coffee association.
According to the terms and conditions posted on the SCA-Romania Chapter’s Facebook and Instagram pages, registration for these competitions is possible.
Description of the competition
The barista specialists create a single model of creative latte at the Art Bar for the preliminary round of the championship, then move on to the WLAC stage to make two identical lattes and two identical designer lattes. The initial round and Art Bar scores are combined, and the top 12 contestants advance to the semifinal round. During this time, competitors create two appropriate sets of different models of free latte and one appropriate setting of free macchiato. The top six competitors from the semifinals advance to the final round, where they must create two different sets of latte models for casting and one location of designer latte. The competitor with the highest final-round score is crowned world champion.
Visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in pairs, pattern contrast, and overall performance evaluate barista specialists.
The preliminary and final rounds will be held in Romania.