A World of Coffee

WOC_collageThe speciality coffee world gathered in Gothenburg in June for the annual World of Coffee expo, welcoming top baristas, roasters, coffee lovers and key players in the coffee industry from across the globe. With over 5,000 visitors, the exciting three-day event was packed full of seminars, awards, festivals. The main exhibition hall featured some of the latest innovations in the coffee arena.

DaVinci Gourmet stand provided a relaxed café style environment, depicting the autumn hot beverage opportunity through the seasonal style guide and recipe inspirations, using the autumnal flavours across the DaVinci range.

On stand, customers were invited to watch live demonstrations from innovative chef Lee Williams, who showcased recipes such as the creamy Banoffee Frappé and a refreshing Chai Chiller, both from the Autumn range. DaVinci Gourmet really stood out from the crowd with their revitalizing tea cocktail range, with the Spiced Apple Punch being a key highlight for customers; made with a mix of DaVinci’s flavorsome syrups.

Key trends from the show included the continued importance of sustainability and trading to the coffee world. With consumers now more aware than ever about the provenance of their food and drink, suppliers have to up their game. Most interesting was Algrano, an independent player in the coffee industry with a mission to improve how coffee is traded, bringing people closer by offering them the tools to communicate and exchange directly.

Across the three action packed days were various competitions, challenging the very best of the profession, from World Cup Tasters, World Coffee Roasting, World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art and World Coffee in Good Spirits – a fascinating rivalry of skill, art and science to be spectated.

It was a fantastic opportunity for DaVinci to showcase their extensive range with the coffee community on an international level – a blend of business, inspiration and networking – a coffee lovers paradise.

Until next year – FARVEL!

To watch just how simple it is to create delicious recipes from DaVinci’s beverage range click here for our recipe videos.