Saturday, March 16, 2013

Café Asia 2013 / International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2013

Singapore is the host for the inaugural Café Asia 2013 and the International Coffee &Tea Industry Expo 2013 (ICT Expo 2013). It is the largest gathering of the tea and coffee industries in Southeast Asia as it has drawn 95 exhibitors from 22 countries. Café Asia 2013 marks Southeast Asia's first trade and consumer event dedicated to the region's Café and teahouse communities.
 
 
The 3-day exhibition is opened to the public on the March 15 and 16 and the programme outline is everything on coffee and tea. In addition, there were various tasting session from different booths.  
It is packed with fun-filled activities for the trade and the public. Exclusive workshops, classes and demonstrations of the latest technologies, trends and techniques pertaining to the industry were available during the event.

 
Chaitime is Singapore’s first authentic Chai Café and it is focuses on chai lattes which aim to blend in east and west market. 



 
This was the first time I've seen a brewed tea machine, and it looks like a coffee machine. Oh well, this is probably a rather unique device from Chaitime, so do pay them a visit at AXA Tower, 8 Shenton Way #B1-02 (Main Lobby)


 
I had Lemongrass Chai Tea, I enjoyed it very much.

 
 TransZ Coffee is a Singapore based company that was established in 2006.




 
Nice coffee art for my cappuccino from TransZ Coffee.

 
I love the Korean fusion chocolate drink with a subtle of mint refreshing and rich soft chocolate from Taco Tea & Coffee.

 
I was given a sample drink of the Mint Choco... All I can say is, I savored every single bit of it and I truly indulged in this wonderful taste from the first sip to the last drop.  

 
Roaming around at the event to see more exhibitors...
 
 
Hario and UCC Coffee

 
Toby's Estate - Arabica Coffee
 
 
OM!! I love this coffee art loads!!

 
Mountain Fresh Fruit Juice was the first company to introduce tropical blends to Australian markets. The juices are made from selected fresh Australian fruit. 
 
 
Mountain Fresh Fruit Juice is 100% pure fruit juice that is suitable for consumption by Diabetics, and they offer premium fruit juice which comes in large variety of unique flavors. There are no added artificial colors or flavors, no added sugar or preservatives to the juices...

 
 Jamaica Blue Mountain is one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world. With a balance of sweetness and acidity, the unique-ly pure and smooth character, this coffee is accompanied by a slightly chocolaty scent, which coffee lovers call it the king of all coffee.


 
I was glad to have the chance to try out the premium grade of 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee during the trade fair and I was in awe by the mellow sweet aftertaste.
 
 

 
The coffee is brewed to offer a well-balanced with aromas subtle fragrances.


 
The Peaberry, is the rarest jewel in 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee, and it bears a unique whole bean shape. The sweet, lingering aftertaste has captured my heart during the Cafe Asia 2013.

 
Premier’s Tea Limited is from Kolkata, India, they provide the finest quality of Pure Indian Teas
 
 
Premier’s Flavoured Teas are a blend of leafy tea made from finely selected high grown teas and process with myriad flavors and herbal infusion.
 
 
Assam Tea is best for people who enjoy a strong cup of tea...

 
Thanks Premier’s Tea for the exquisite gift packs for my indulgence...

 
FUSO International, sellers of tea/coffee bag and drip bag packaging machines...
 

 
Samplings of tea/coffee bags and drip bags from the packaging machines...
 
 
Thanks for the exclusive invite as it is definitely an eye-open experience for me...  

 
See you soon, Yu Fan (:

 
Looking forward to the Café Asia 2014 and International Coffee &Tea Industry Expo 2014...

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