5 to 7 May 2017
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Hall 5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 May 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The alluring aroma of coffee will be thick in the air as coffee lovers converge at the inaugural Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017. Launched this morning, the festival located at the iconic Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 5 to 7 May, is dedicated to celebrating everything that embraces Malaysia’s vibrant coffee culture.
Coffee in Malaysia has been enjoying a promising growth in recent years mostly due to the increasing urbanisation of the country, lifestyle changes and the demands of young consumers for convenient and fashionable products. These developments have had a positive impact on the growth and direction of the industry. Everywhere in Malaysia, coffee is celebrated in hip and bustling cafes that serve up some of the most creative brews of specialist coffee and in charming, rustic coffee shops that offer the familiar and comforting brew of local Malaysian kopi – making up Malaysia’s colourful and vibrant coffee scene.
Bringing together top-class baristas, local artisan roasters, independent specialty cafes, bean suppliers and equipment distributors, Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017 is set to thrill the senses with an immersive trove of activities that embraces Malaysia’s unique and robust kopi heritage. From tasting the different nuances of coffee beans sourced from all over the world to witnessing the creations of intricate latte art live, there is something for everyone at Malaysia Coffee Fest 2017. Festival goers will also be thrilled as they weave through some of Malaysia’s best coffee roasters and cafes and get their coffee kicks, all without needing to travel far and wide across the country.
Coffee enthusiasts curious about what goes into their favourite cup of joe, can learn from the experts at Coffee Clinic, a dedicated series of workshops curated to delve deeper into the artistry of brewing the perfect cup of coffee. Topics covered include “Introduction to Brewing Skills” by DC Academy Sdn Bhd and “A Basic Guide for the Home Coffee Drinker” by Q Cup Coffee Roasters. The Sensory Room with DC Academy will help participants exercise their senses and learn how to identify different aromas and flavours while tasting some great cups of coffee along the way.
With great coffee comes great food. Visitors will be spoiled for choice with delectable menu from the Food Truck Fiesta – authentic Italian pasta and snacks from the famed LaFamiglia Food Truck, tasty nachos, tacos and burritos from Guac Food Truck, a selection of local favourites from MakanSharing Food Truck all to the beat of live music at DOREMi Music Café by aspiring local singers and bands with a slew of hit songs.
Visitors also get to witness an exciting battle among some of Malaysia’s top baristas and latte artists as they vie for the top spots at the first ever Malaysia Open Barista Championship and Malaysia Open Latte Art Championship.
The coffee celebration is organised by the creator of the highly successful Café Malaysia series, CEMS Conference & Exhibition (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and co-hosted by Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA) and Café Owners Alliance, Malaysia (COA My).