Cologne Coffee Forum

Coffee & co. meet chocolate and biscuits

Coffee, tea and cocoa have been an integral part of the trade fair concept since 2015. The delicious hot drinks have been awarded their own section, the Cologne Coffee Forum, in Hall 5.2 for ISM 2017. The visitors will have the opportunity to sample and order various specialities here.

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Cologne Coffee Forum

The Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) with the cooperation of Gruppo Cimbali and Koelnmesse will hold the international barista competition Espresso Italiano Champion for the first time in Germany. The competition will take place on the
31 January 2017 at the Cologne Coffee Festival (hosted by ISM). The winner will be invited to join the international semifinals in Milan in October 2017.

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Get some impressions of the international finals in Italy in October 2016

Supporting programme

Espresso Italiano Champion

The qualification round of the Espresso Italiano Champion, the only barista competition focused exclusively on Italian espresso and cappuccino organized by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei).

Tuesday 31.01.2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Espresso seminars

The IIAC International Institute of Coffee is dedicated to sensory evaluation of espresso, perfecting a specific tasting method. Under the direction of its experts, the visitors can experience and taste what distinguishes a genuine Italian espresso.

(except Tuesday)
at 11:00 a.m. and
at 1:00 p.m.

Latte Art workshop

In our compact workshop, a trainer from the Italian Barista School in Brescia will, show how how to whip small works of art on the cappuccino and thus impress your guests!

Sunday, 29.01.2017 at 3:00 p.m. and

Monday, 30.01.2017 at 12:00 p.m.

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