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Leading trade fair organiser Kavin Intertrade is staging the 15th edition of the International Coffee, Tea, Bakery and Ice Cream Show on 3-6 February at the BITEC, Bangna, Bangkok to help boost the economy amidst pandemic.
More than 7,000 items of the newest coffee, tea, bakery and ice cream equipment and supplies will be displayed by over 100 exhibitors during the four-day show with an expected trade volume worth more than 500 million baht.
Kavin Kittiboonya, Managing Director of Kavin Intertrade Co., said the coffee and tea business is one of the beverage sectors in Thailand that has seen steady growth, while the bakery and ice cream business has experienced significant expansion of late.
Mr Kavin said more and more consumers are embracing coffee and baked goods for them being convenient consumption and responding to modern lifestyles.
Entrepreneurs can conduct their businesses from home through online channels, creating a career and making money even in times of crisis, Mr Kavin added.
Timing the show at the beginning of the year offers a great opportunity for buyers and visitors to learn and experience the latest product innovations in the coffee, bakery and ice cream businesses directly from exhibitors
More than 7,000 new products from around the world will be showcased and for sale with special prices only at the event. Among them are coffee machines, grinders, roasters, coffee beans, syrup, milk and accessories. In the bakery section, there are dough kneading machines, ovens, bakery showcase, and decorating ingredients. For the tea and ice cream section, there are gelato machines, ice cream powder, Matcha tea-hemp powder, ‘pearl’ balls for making Taiwanese bubble tea, ice machines, fridges, and freezers.
In addition, there are also all kinds of packaging, including containers, cups, and glasses for a variety of beverages. “The four day is a one-stop-shop for coffee, tea, bakery and ice cream shop owners and those lovers,” the managing director emphasized.
Mr Kavin noted that the company has prepared a series of activities to provide new experiences to buyers and visitors.
This year, the company received support from the Guatemala Embassy to fly infamous coffee beans from the eight famous Rainbow Zones of Choice of the Central American country for fairgoers to brew and taste.
More than ten Thai barista and siphon champions will be on hand to make and offer the tasting of those unique coffees, an opportunity that coffee lovers should not miss, said the managing director.
In collaboration with the Barista Association of Thailand, part of the show venue will be turned into a Champion Village, a place where Thai baristas and world champions from the past to present will gather for the first time in full force to demonstrate their signature coffee brewing techniques.
Another highlight is the Coffee Traveller Adventure Camp, the collaboration with Coffee Traveller Magazine, where coffee lovers can indulge in the ‘slow bar’ lifestyle of campers, sipping coffee, eating snacks, mixed with live music in a relaxing atmosphere. There will be an in-depth discussion by coffee industry people on future coffee trends and coffee-related tourism. Coffee, bakery products and camping goods are on sale while fair goers can participate in the photo contest to win prizes.
“On this occasion, I would like to invite entrepreneurs and coffee lovers to join the activity of tasting the mellow aroma of Guatemalan coffee that is loved around the world, feel the atmosphere and new experiences in this event,” he said.
At the event, there is also a coffee roasting zone called Cafe Roasting Street, which gathers roasters from all over Thailand in one place for visitors to taste and shop for coffee beans at the best prices. Yet, there is a workshop for an intensive barista course on opening a coffeehouse conducted by ‘Gigi the Witch (coffee) Maker,’ a multi-time coffee champion.
On the bakery front, Chef Dej Sangsrichan, the master pastry chef and founder of the Thai Bakery Association, will come to demonstrate how to prepare baked goods that guarantee really good taste, are easy to make, easy to sell, and give away recipes for starting a bakery business.
Other workshops are on gelato making, High Tea dessert and drink pairings.
“This year is a special one that the company is drawing products from all over the world and launching new activities in order to optimise benefits for coffee, tea, bakery and ice cream businesses, and over 500 million baht in turnover is expected during the event,” Mr Kavin emphasized.
Entrepreneurs and lovers of coffee, tea, bakery and ice cream can pre-register for free admission to the fair today at https://bit.ly/33vWqZu to save time for queue up and get a chance to win great prizes. Those who are interested can follow the rules and award announcement at Facebook @ThailandCoffeeShow.
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Ms. Darin Nicha