Café Malaysia 2018 opened its doors at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC) yesterday and will run until this Sunday, Jan 27th. Since its first debut in 2015, Café Malaysia 2018 is the largest gathering of the coffee industry in Malaysia, and is also one of the largest in Southeast Asia, to date – with 2 showcases, 3 national coffee championships, 12,000 trade and public visitors including 157 exhibitors from 22 countries.
Café Malaysia serves as a dynamic B2B platform for key decision makers to source for their café needs, and explore new collaborations and business opportunities in a landscape of sizeable growth. The annual event also hosts coffee and industry players to showcase equipment, machineries, accessories, an array of coffee beans and tea leaves from around the world, various supplies and latest products at the perfect one-stop platform for industry professionals.
Apart from the various innovative products and technologies showcased by the exhibitors, the organiser has put together a series of talks by key industry professionals at the Café Clinic over the next 3 days. Visitors will be delighted by the inaugural Chocolate Pavilion where the visitors can savour the many varieties of chocolates from the region.
Adding to the excitement of the event is the launch of the inaugural Food Truck Show. The Food Truck Show will present a comprehensive educational platform, which will address critical topics such as planning, permitting, truck fabrication, food safety, production, and ideas. Industry experts will be present during sharing sessions of ideas and knowledge.
Over three days, visitors to Café Malaysia 2018 will be enthralled as they witness the country’s top baristas compete for the coveted national titles at three national coffee championships – the Malaysia Barista Championship, the Malaysia Brewers Cup, and the Malaysia Latte Art Championship. Winners from all three championships will also clinch the opportunities to represent Malaysia at the world stage in Netherlands, Amsterdam; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Belo Horizonte, Brazil; respectively.