The International Coffee & Tea Festival is the one-stop event showcasing all facets of coffee, tea, bar and café products, equipment and services, presenting a focused, industry-recognized platform in the region.
The Middle East’s flourishing coffee and tea market offers an ideally conducive environment for cafés and restaurants and continues to grow exponentially. Over the last six years since its inception, the International Coffee & Tea Festival has proven instrumental to the development of the industry, providing professionals and coffee/tea businesses the exposure to promote their products, launch new concepts and seek new business channels.
The UAE Coffee Championships are sanctioned by World Coffee Events (WCE) and affiliated with the World Coffee Championships.
The UAE Barista Championship will return for the 7th time to highlight the skills and knowledge of the country's emerging, yet finest baristas, to an audience of coffee enthusiasts who have learned to recognize and appreciate the difference between coffee and specialty coffee.LEARN MORE
Artistic Baristas from across the UAE will knock their creative minds and battle out their ingenuity at the 4th National UAE Latte Art Championship. The UAE Latte Art Competition has helped baristas to focus on their skills and grow the awareness of barista talents which has brought long-overdue recognition to those working within the coffee industryLEARN MORE
The most recent addition to the Coffee Championships and for the 2nd time, the National Cezve/Ibrik Championship focusses on barista skills in the traditional Greek, Turkish and the Middle Eastern cultures.LEARN MORE
The competition highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence. Competitors prepare and serve three individual hand crafted filter beverages for a panel of judges.LEARN MORE
The UAE Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.LEARN MORE
Suppliers of coffee & tea are invited to register their interest in being part of the espresso and brew bar schedule. The audience of coffee and tea enthusiasts will be able to sample some of the finest coffee blends in their purest form at the Brew Bar. On the other hand, suppliers of brewing equipment, espresso machines and grinders can use this platform to bridge partnerships with café owners and roasted bean distributors.LEARN MORE
Four of the world's best baristas, brewers and latte artists will be at the International Coffee & Tea Festival 2015 to participate at the World Coffee Events 'All Stars' activity. For three consecutive days, the audience will witness the making of the world's best coffee beverages, unmatched coffee making skills and the opportunity to talk business with some most recognizable names in coffee world.LEARN MORE
ICTF hosts the prestigious internationally accredited coffee training programme under the SCAA Education Partnership scheme. The Training modules are conducted by SCAA certified instructors from around the world and carry an internationally recognized certification.LEARN MORE
Supported by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and World Coffee Events (WCE), the International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF) is UAE's only exhibition dedicated to highlight Specialty Coffee & Tea as a business, advancing the professions of those in the industry and showcasing all the latest trends and industry advancements.
ICTF 2014 welcomed 7, 100 Visitors - almost 10% more than last year’s show.
Available is a portfolio of Sponsorship Opportunities that guarantees you brand recognition and visibility in an extremely fast-growing industry. The competitive coffee & tea industry in this region, like anywhere else, benefits from all types of publicity and recommendation alongside traditional advertising mediums. Impress the baristas and others working within the café industry or support education initiatives in this region and benefit from the return loyalty that evolves. Call us for our standard or bespoke Sponsorship Packages and get onboard early, to benefit from an extended period of publicity that comes with being one of the show sponsors.
"ICTF continues to maintain its status as a serious event in the industry through the level of its exhibitors and organizational quality. All the coffee championships were entertaining, which provided a new dimension to the visitors as they had tremendous fun. Another positive aspect of the event was that it gave us an opportunity in enhancing and broadening our business and brand exposure."Marketing Manager | La Marquise
"Being a relatively new company, our participation at the exhibition has been very satisfying. We were able to enhance our brand presence in the GCC by reaching out to a regional and global audience, and developing key contacts. We are happy to say that we achieved our goals and were able to meet people from all around the world."Brand Manager | DaVinci Gourmet
"ICTF 2014 was good for us in terms of helping us meet new business contacts, more specifically suppliers. The festival gave us a great platform to showcase our ‘IllyCrema’ ice coffee which has successfully drawn a lot of the crowd in all the previous editions of the show and was equally a hit during this one. The organizers of the show were also very friendly and the communication with them was very accessible and smooth."Sales Executive | Shura Trading & Hotel Supplies