Visitors can taste products from over fifty exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday at the 13th Coffee Bar Bazaar (KávéBár Bazár) in Hall B of the Millenáris community and event venue in Buda; professional competitions and masterclasses will also be featured at the Hungarian coffee and bar exhibition.
Coffee continues to be one of the most popular indulgences in the world, and despite the crises of recent times, the Hungarian coffee market is growing larger and more diverse. At the Coffee Bar Bazaar, the crème de la crème of the Hungarian coffee world will be on display, including the latest machines, equipment, the newest innovations in coffee roasting, and exclusive drinks from the bar world.
As the organisers emphasised, high-quality espresso, filter coffee, and various milk-based drinks are made from coffee beans sourced from outstanding quality plantations at the event’s stands. For those who want to purchase coffee for home use, an increasing number of exhibitors offer premium coffee capsules, and several Hungarian coffee roasters will be present with special, limited premier coffees. Some stands also showcase exclusive coffee machines whose price rivals that of mid-range cars, but household coffee equipment will also be available at the stands.
At the event, four-time barista champion Attila Molnár and Chemex’s joint development, the ChemAer coffee-making tool, will be presented. ChemAer is an accessible smart coffee-making device designed for ordinary coffee lovers. Coach and entrepreneur Shane Tusup will debut his two culinary novelties at the CoffeeBar Bazaar: the Black Diamond coffee and an alcoholic beverage will be available for tasting at their stand.
World traveller blogger Péter Szűcs (Peter’s Planet) will share his Middle Eastern and South American coffee experiences as a guest on the Coffee Talk Show. He will be joined by Sándor Tóth, who owns a coffee house in Szekszárd and a coffee farm in Costa Rica.
During the two-day Coffee Bar Bazaar several accompanying events will take place in Hall B of the Millenáris. On Saturday, the Pro Cup Tasters Championship competition for professional coffee tasters will be held, and the winner can travel to the World of Coffee Expo in Athens in June. The event ends at 8 p.m. with the Studio54 Bar Session, where bartenders from the country’s leading bars create redesigned versions of the most popular cocktails of the 70s and 80s. On Sunday, the day starts with the Amateur Cup Tasters Championship competition, followed by the Alpro Plant Based Coffee Championship, where baristas create lattes using plant-based alternatives instead of milk.