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One bean, 1,000 flavours: How coffee conquers the bar business

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BERLIN, Germany – Irish Coffee is probably the classic among the coffee drinks and mixed by both bar tenders and laymen. But there are more creative options. After all, boasting over 1,000 different aromas coffee offers just as many variation options for creative minds at the counter. Current top trends: Nitro and Cold Brew. From 7 to 9 October 2019 Bar Convent Berlin will show why coffee has now stopped living in the shadows and is increasingly moving into the limelight at bars.

The latest coffee trends at Bar Convent

Cafeahaus Vertrieb offers coffee as a liquid coffee concentrate while MyCoffeebag proves with its Coffee Bags and Drip Coffee Bags how easily coffee can be brewed by hand using miniature coffee filters. Röststätte Berlin is an award-winning coffee roaster specialising in versatile espresso and filter coffee roasts, Cold Brew and the new premium coffee liquor Cold Brew X. For the Cold Brews of Berlin-based PHILOSOFFEE GmbH only the best, sustainably grown coffees are used and their farmers participate in that success by means of fair prices.

Also headquartered in the German capital and a partner of Bar Convent: Berliner Kaffeerösterei – it offers coffees from all over the world and all of them lovingly hand-crafted in a low-temperature, long-term batch roasting process. Another partner of BCB is the Berlin School of Coffee, which is synonymous with professional barista training, coffee know-how and creative, individual customer service.

Mr. Black is located in Australia and has set itself the aim of introducing its hand-brewed Cold Brew Coffee Liquor at nightlife venues worldwide. Six different approaches – all exhibited under the same roof in autumn, because all of them are exhibitors at Bar Convent Berlin 2019 and will be showing their novel and proven ideas for bar operations. Also represented on site will be Illva Saronno from Italy, Tenet Marketing from the Czech Republic, FORTEZZA Espresso and La Marzocco Deutschland.

Hot programme on the Coffee Stage

Those wishing to find out how coffee can be successfully incorporated into their own bar concept will receive background information and illustrative examples through the lecture programme on the Coffee Stage in Hall 4. Over all three trade fair days experts will share their knowledge and tips here. This forum is about imparting basic knowledge such as the use of espresso as an ingredient in coffee drinks, but also about inspiration.

Timon Kaufmann will explain how to mix the perfect cocktail with coffee. He is considered one of the leading experts for coffee in combination with cocktails. A sensorial appreciation of coffee and spirits will come care of the talk between Timon Kaufmann, Reinhard Pohorec, Kannes Fendrick and Simone K. “Cascara – the banned ingredient” will be the theme addressed by Romyna Robledo y Mendez. Next to coffee, tea is also being increasingly appreciated in bars. Explaining how to create tea-infused cocktails will be Raymund Peters while Ali Vogel – the “Latte Art Champion” will talk about the art of milk foam as an eye-catcher for bars.

Coffee as a catalyst for sales and a driver of innovations will also be covered in the lecture programme. This topic will be addressed by Raphael Wozniak, Quality & Production Manager at Berliner Kaffeerösterei. Hannes Fendrich, Coffee Roast Master at Coffee Circle, will provide inspiring alternatives to espresso in a bar setting talking about filter coffee, while barista trainer and bar tender Tristan Rus will interview Nicole Battefeld, one of Germany’s best baristas, about high-end coffee bar specials – above all Cold Brew and Cold Drip, in a live podcast. Coffee artist and CIGS Champ Austria Daniel Nekola will explain how different grinding levels can impact taste and Julian Schultes, founder and CEO of Nitro DP, will deliver a talk on “Nitro infused Cocktails. Coffee, Tea and more.” For the complete Coffee Stage programme go to www.barconvent.com.
About Bar Convent Berlin

Since its founding in 2007, Bar Convent Berlin has emerged as one of the leading international trade shows for the bar and beverage industry. Every October, the who’s who of the German and European bar and beverage industry meet in Berlin to establish new contacts, catch up on the latest product innovations and attend education seminars. In 2019 the trade show will be held from 7 to 9 October at Station Berlin and Kühlhaus. About 14,000 trade visitors are expected to attend.