Zagreb Coffee Break
The Zagreb Coffee Break International Coffee Festival will be held on May 24 and 25, 2019 at the Zagreb Fair, Zagreb, Croatia. This festival is an unique opportunity for numerous domestic and foreign producers and distributors of coffee and coffee appliances to present themselves and their products. It is also an irresistible destination for all coffee lovers who want to taste the coffee flavors from around the world.
Along with the fair, the festival will also host numerous activities such as coffee presentations, workshops, lectures, competitions and cupping. The festival will also have a rich off-program with official parties, food stands and a children’s play corner.
Numerous exhibitors and guests from Croatia and all over Europe have confirmed their participation at the festival, and we expect a great number of visitors from all branches of hospitality and tourism, both from Croatia and the wider region. Some of the sponsors are: La Marzocco, Fiorenzato, AeroPress and Clever Dripper, while Zagreb Coffee Break has also signed an agreement on cooperation with two other important festivals in the region, Trieste Coffee Festival and Ljubljana Coffee Festival.
Zagreb Coffee Break organizes for the first time the exclusive international barista competition, the Zagreb Barista Showdown, which will be judged by experienced international judges who have experience with the greatest barista competitions. The competition will have 4 disciplines (Preparation of the perfect espresso, Cupping, Preparation of signature drink, Preparation of filter coffee), and applications end on 28 April, 2019. First prize is €10.000, and second prize is origin trip to Brazil.
The festival organizer is Imperija kave company, that has been involved in education and consulting in the field of coffee industry, in selling coffee and coffee preparation equipment, as well as organizing events since 2016. The company was founded by Dejan Ganžulić, certified barista with many years of experience working in the hospitality industry, as well as the Croatian AeroPress Champion for 2018.
The premiere edition of Zagreb Coffee Break, which was held in February of the last year, attracted great interest from exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and media. This year, we wish to connect the two segments, the festival and the fair, so that the visitors can enjoy good coffee, good program and learn about coffee, while the exhibitors can showcase their products and services at the biggest event in the region.