Café Stage Presented by Devondale

Tea masters battled it out at the World Tea Brewing Competition, and interactive masterclasses were demonstrated by industry leaders to provide you with new ideas and inspiration for your business.

More details about the 2017 event will be provided closer to the time and Devondale have once again come on board as a sponsor of the stage for 2017.

Here’s a recap of what took place at the Devondale Café Stage in 2016:

MONDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2016
10:00 - 5:00 World Tea Brewing Competition
Speaker(s)

This 2 day international event is being organised by renown tea expert, Nathan Wakeford of Somage Fine Foods. Highlighting the characteristics of tea brewing, brewing expertise, service professionalism, tea knowledge and tea quality, this event is one not to be missed.

More information to come.

  • Nathan Wakeford

TUESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2016
10:00 - 5:00 World Tea Brewing Competition
Speaker(s)

This 2 day international event is being organised by renown tea expert, Nathan Wakeford of Somage Fine Foods. Highlighting the characteristics of tea brewing, brewing expertise, service professionalism, tea knowledge and tea quality, this event is one not to be missed.

More information to come.

  • Nathan Wakeford

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
11:00 - 12:00 5 Senses Masterclass
Speaker(s)

Hosted by Ben Bicknall & Jacob Ibarra, maximum capacity is 20 participants. More information to follow.

  • Jacob Ibarra

12:30 - 1:30 Milk Alternatives for Coffee Masterclass

Learn from Freedom Foods how to effectively use milk alternatives such as coconut milk, almond milk, lactose free milk and soy milk for
creating coffees and other coffee substitutes.

Maximum capacity of this masterclass is 20 participants. More information to follow.

2:00 - 3:00 How to Brew Chai Masterclass
Speaker(s)

Chai dates back 5000 years and, in India, nothing happens without a hot steamy cup of chai. Join Uppma on a journey that will take you through the art of chai, its history, how to brew it authentically and the components that will help you bring this ancient art.

Maximum capacity of this masterclass is 20 participants. More information to follow.

  • Uppma Virdi

3:30 - 4:30 Modern Tea Brewing and Pairings Masterclass
Speaker(s)

Learn the art and science behind brewing and serving a balanced cup of tea. Join us as we experiment with different flavours, smells, textures, food pairings, and brewing guides of tea in order to enhance customers’ cafe experience. 

  • Sarah & Ruan De Witt

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2016
10:30 - 11:15 Creating the right fit out for your business
Speaker(s)

More info to follow

  • Stephen Kelly

11:30 - 12:15 Strategies to increase sales with complimentary beverages
Speaker(s)

More information to follow

  • Nathan Wakeford

12:30 - 1:15 Branding - getting it right the first time
Speaker(s)

More information to follow

  • Dario D'Agostino

1:30 - 2:15 Beverages that compliment coffee
Speaker(s)

More information to follow.

  • David Parnham

2:30 - 3:15 Ins and outs of the cafe industry panel discussion
Speaker(s)

A panel discussion facilitated by Adrian Dart, 5 Senses Coffee with 3 key coffee operators discussing everything and anything to do with the cafe industry.

More information to follow.

  • Adrian Dart

  • Dario D'Agostino

  • Dylan Hewitt

Sponsored by:

Devondale

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