We chatted to Wikus Botha of Coffee Talks Cafe
in Bloemfontein, Free State to fin dout how the Bloemfontein Coffee Expo came about and what people can expect over the 2 days.
"The aim of the first Coffee Expo in Bloem is to engage the community of coffee lovers, to educate coffee lovers and to bring coffee lovers/ industry together. Ultimately, we aim to grow the coffee culture in Bloem and the Free State!
Its not necessarily a new or pioneering idea. Its an idea from a guy (Name Withheld) who is a coffee enthusiast and spent most of his adult life in JHB which has some coffee culture. He realised that he could network and get more work done in cafes. When he moved to Bloemfontein in 2013, he struggled to adjust because the Coffee Culture was almost non-existent."
will cover 4 Key areas
Entertainment (live music)
Demos on Latte Art
THE PRESENTERS AND TOPICS
- Masterton's Coffee and Tea Specialists
: Brewing Methods (Commercial & Domestic)
- Jaru Coffee
/Royal Roastery from Bloemfontein: will present on Origins of Coffee (coffee appreciation from the different countries)
- Urban Brew Coffee
from Bloemfontein: to present on Coffee Flavours
Urban Brew Coffee is in partnership with Truth Coffee and the brand will be launched at the expo by the local entrepreneur Stephan Kuhn.
There will also be a video on the life of a bean (from plantation to the cup)
This will be an inaugural event for Bloemfontein and the focus will on educational presentations.
VISIT THE EVENT PAGE TO FIND OUT WHERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS AND MORE!