The Caffè Culture Show 2014 has opened for business today, over 200 exhibitors have eagerly prepared their products and stand designs in anticipation of the opening of the annual focal point in the café bar and coffee shop industry.
The show, which remains the only trade event in the UK dedicated to this ever expanding sector, provides a vital resource for operators looking to develop or enhance their hot beverage and food offering. Presenting a valuable insight into the latest trends and developments and hosting a number of leading industry experts, the two day event will see the 5,000+ trade visitors sample a huge array of exciting new products to be exclusively launched at London Olympia next week.
Showcasing everything from the latest equipment, furniture and of course food and beverage products, the event has once again attracted big names and experienced suppliers such as Monin, DaVinci Gourment, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, Lotus Bakeries and Williams Refrigeration, as well as a host of smaller independent suppliers and producers.
Those visitors looking for new equipment and furniture will be interested in the new ‘Mini-gel plus’ ice cream and frozen yoghurt machine from leading equipment distributors, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, and can reminisce about a bygone era with the fantastic range of table top solutions from the innovative team at H G Stephenson’s. To really enhance an offering during the warmer summer months, a visit to the eco-friendly team at Business on Bikes who will be showcasing their latest traditional Ice Cream Tricycle at the show, will offer an insight into ways to grow a business.
If packaging and disposables are a key focus during a visit, the team from Benders Paper Cups will be launching a unique, elegant, Garda Embossed Insulated Cup. Continuing the environmental focus, visitors to the Ecoffee Cup stand will be able to see the fantastic new range of reusable coffee cups that are not only stylish but also made from organic, biodegradable bamboo fibre.
Playing a significant part in the show, many food manufacturers and exhibitors will also be launching exciting new products to the thousands of visitors across the two days. Showcasing a bold and striking new design, the team from Lotus Bakeries will be on hand to sample their iconic ‘little red biscuits’ complete with new ‘Biscoff’ branding at the event. Sweet Tooth? Why not stop by the Mrs Crimble’s stand where a delicious new range of coated rice cakes and oat cookies are likely to be a big hit. Returning for another year, the ever popular offering from Yum Yum Bro’s is being expanded this year with the development of the grab-and-go Ndulge Oat Bars.
Beverage offerings provide the backbone to sales within the industry so as you would expect, the Caffè Culture Show 2014 will also see a host of drinks producers showcasing their very latest offerings. With an unrivalled range of syrups and flavourings, the Monin UK stand is something not to be missed. Demonstrating a new range of 100% natural, flavoured tea concentrates and a sneak preview of the company’s eagerly anticipated Smoothie Mix, the stand will not disappoint. If soft drinks are what you are looking for, Beyond the Bean will be launching an new range of cloudy lemonades – perfect for an alfresco offering during the warmer months. Or for a healthy alternative visitors should stop by the Coldpress stand where a new, premium smoothie portfolio is set to be a highlight.
For that true coffee tasting experience, Black Sheep Coffee will be offering visitors the chance to sample their exquisite range of ethically sourced, finest grade Indian coffee. Capitalising on the trend for speciality tea, a visit to Eteaket is sure to excite the senses. Launching a range of quality loose leaf teas in a range of different sizes, the brand offers something for all needs. New innovations are key to the pioneering team at Zacely, who will be showcasing the new Tea Pockets, a unique product which can create up to 2-litres of delicious iced tea in seconds. If indulgent hot chocolate is key to your market, Verde Coffee is launching a high-quality, gluten, preservative, colouring and GMO free mix, perfect for delicious hot drinks or even as a dipping sauce for sweet pastries and treats.
Event Director, Cheryl Carroll comments on the value of experiencing new products first hand at the show:
“With exhibitors ranging from national suppliers through to independent producers, visitors to the Caffè Culture Show 2014 will be able to sample hundreds of brand new products launching exclusively at the show. An optimum opportunity to source everything from the latest technology, equipment and delicious food and drink products, this year’s event is expected to be the best yet.
Whether you are looking to take advantage of the booming café trend and launch a new business, or want to enhance your already successful food and beverage menu, a visit to the show to sample all things new is a must.”
Finally, the show organisers are also delighted to announce that visitors at the Caffé Culture Show 2014, will also be able to see the largest collection of vintage coffee machines in the UK. Loaned to by Dr Espresso, this year’s show will be only chance to see some of the rarest and most beautifully restored machines in the country – all under one roof and totally free of charge.
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