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FEB-MAR 2014

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PU LL: E V EN T S MOSCOW COFFEE AND TEA EXPO: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION A HUGE SUCCESS Specialty coffee in Russia is growing fast, thanks in no small part to the success of the Moscow Coffee and Tea Expo, which took place in the capital city in October and a racted more than 7,000 international beverage professionals. Not only were there myriad seminars to a end, but guests could also watch such spectacles as the Moscow Barista Championship, the Russian Alternative Cup Tasters Championship, and the Russian Coffee Roasting Championship, among others. Asli Yaman of Turkey, pictured at top, was one of the instructors at the Expo. 24 barista magazine THE MOSCOW COFFEE AND TEA EXPO in October at the IEC Crocus Moscow drew more than more than 100 participating coffee and tea companies, and 7,000-plus coffee experts from around the world. During the exciting event, 80 training seminars attracted packed audiences of international coffee scholars, baristas, competition judges for the Russian and regional coffee championships, coffeehouse owners, managers, and directors. Also attending were company heads from bars, cafés, restaurants, tea clubs, hotels, and nightclubs, as well as equipment distributors. The exhibition was divided into spaces with professional events organized not only for baristas, bartenders, and roasters, but also for café owners, managing directors, and judges. Sponsors included Parmalat, 1883 de Philibert Routin, Voda Online, Paulig, Segers, La Marzocco, Traveler's Coffee, Nuova Simonelli, Business Russia, Unitex, Motion View, BUNN, PyramidDome, Franco, Mahlkönig, Dalla Corte, RVC, KLD Coffee Importers Ltd., Hummingbird Coffee, and ISC Evro-Polis. At the Coffee Box workshop area, Sonja Björk Grant of Iceland was joined by Dan Streetman of Irving Street Farm Coffee for a session about judging barista competitions and running a coffeehouse successfully. La Marzocco's Ettore Scagliola led a popular discussion about the special features of working with a La Marzocco GS/3. The Moscow Barista Championship took place inside the Coffee Box at the Expo, as well, and was judged by Sonja Grant and Dan Streetman, among others. Aysa Matueva of Double B Coffee & Tea won the competition; Arseniy Kuznetsov, Traveler's Coffee came in second; Ekaterina

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