The specialty coffee industry is a key part of the region’s rapidly expanding food and beverage industry and to strengthen the incredible growth of the specialty coffee scene in the Middle East, three official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association will take place at SIAL Middle East.
The UAE National Coffee Championships will take place from 9th – 11th December 2019 at SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi, bringing together the region’s most passionate and talented baristas.
NATIONAL LATTE ART CHAMPIONSHIP
The Latte Art Championship challenges the baristas and highlights their artistic skills in a competition format. Baristas are judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance.
NATIONAL CEZVE/IBRIK CHAMPIONSHIP
One of the oldest forms of coffee preparation that have existed throughout history in the Middle East, the Cezve/Ibrik employs traditional heated sand or a modern burner to heat a small pot with a distinct elongated handle to brew coffee. The UAE National Cezve/Ibrik Championship competition highlights the skills and talents of the barista to showcase this traditional coffee preparation technique to produce an amazing cup of specialty coffee.
Try coffee from top specialty coffee companies in the region at the Brew Bar. Experience the aromas and tastes of coffee beans from all over the world.
Baristas and coffee professionals are welcome to register to compete in one or all competitions.
For more information on the registration process, competition rules and regulations, email [email protected].