- 17 Feb 2017 9:45 AM
Organisers told XpatLoop: The CoffeeBar Bazaar, a major event in Hungary’s world of coffee and bars, is to take place for the eighth time on 18-19 February, hosted by TESLA Budapest on Kazinczy street. By purchasing their tickets visitors have the chance to taste over two hundred products from fifty exhibitors, including coffees, wines, spirits and snacks.
Visitors to the two-day CoffeeBar Bazaar can gain insight into tricks of the trade, learn how to make coffees or cocktails as a pro, and discover many different exciting products. Both well-known brands and new market participants will be present, and the weekend event also has presentations and competitions in store.
An admission ticket entitles guest to participate in the programmes and presentations, taste coffee, spirits, cocktails and wines for free from 11am to 7pm.
The daily admission ticket costs HUF 4000 at the venue (with 500 HUF glass deposit); tickets may be purchased in advance at partner outlets in Budapest or online (daily ticket: HUF 3,000; 2-day ticket: HUF 5,500; daily ticket for two: HUF 5,500).
The work of baristas and bartenders can provide at least as much excitement, creativity and a challenge as that of chefs; and it is becoming more and more popular to be creative behind the bar in Hungary too. Spectacular development is taking place not only in the kitchens of restaurants, but we now have bars and cafés recognised at international level as well, not to mention professional Hungarian baristas and bartenders who have won world champion titles and achieved fame.
The best of the coffee and beverages profession will be at the CoffeeBar weekend because five national competitions will be held over the two days: baristas will compete in the Coffe in Good Spirits competition on Saturday, and in the Latte Art competition on both days.
The winners will represent Hungary at the world championship in Budapest in the summer. The Hungarian Cocktail and Flair Championship will also be held on Sunday; the winners of the classical and the flair categories will be heading to the 2016 World Championship in Coppenhagen.
Apart from the barista and bartender competitions, the Hungarian Sommelier Championship will be organised as a two-day event in the hip TESLA Budapest event center 19 February.
In addition to unlimited coffee tastings, winemakers will be holding tastings over the two days; the price of the admission ticket includes more than 10 wines as well as the tastings of pálinkas and spirits. While sipping your drinks you can enjoy the delicacies offered on the stands of numerous exhibitors, who will be waiting for you at this fantastic drinks weekend in the party district.