Captivated by the fragrance of coffee:
Come to Daegu Coffee Week 2019 this November to see and enjoy everything there is to know about coffee.
In celebration of Daegu Coffee Week 2019, Daegu Metropolitan Government will be hosting two major events: Daegu Coffee & Bakery Festival, a citizen-participatory event that offers coffee with cultural performances, and the Daegu Coffee & Cafe Fair, which offers a wide range of information on coffee.
The Daegu Coffee and Cafe Fair will be held from November 28 through December 1 at EXCO, including 250 booths for over 100 companies.
The “Daegu Coffee History Pavilion” will be a special exhibition that showcases the coffee and history of cafes in Daegu, a city that is growing increasingly famous for coffee, as can be seen in the city’s locally-grown coffee brands (Coffee Myungga, Hands Coffee, Mass Coffee, Caffe Mokambo, etc.). The fair will also have two new sections: the “Daegu Coffee Rookie Zone,” which will feature the quirky, innovative coffees of young local café owners, and the “Daegu Coexistence Coffee Zone,” which will be operated by individuals with disabilities and senior citizen baristas.
The fair, as in previous years, will feature a number of coffee-related contests (National Student Barista Contest, Daegu Coffee Roasting-Hand Drip Championship, World Coffee Cocktail Championships, Daegu Barista Awards, etc.). Each contest is expected to be fiercely competitive based on participation from coffee enthusiasts from all over the country.
The fair will also feature several open lectures and seminars on coffee and cafes throughout its duration. Each event will be an invaluable opportunity for local coffee-related businesses, entrepreneurs and anyone who is interested in coffee to gain professional knowledge and the ability to read coffee trends.
Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin said, “Daegu has a long history of coffee and a sophisticated coffee infrastructure. I am confident that coffee, if used properly, can promote a positive image of Daegu as a capital of coffee culture. We will do everything to help expand Coffee Week into a business-geared cultural event for Daegu and its outlying areas.”
The 9th Daegu Coffee & Cafe Fair will be open each day from 10 am until 6 pm (until 5 pm on Sunday). Admission is KRW 5,000: tickets can be purchased online or on-site. For further information, please see the event’s official website (www.coffeefair.co.kr) or feel free to contact the secretariat (053-384-7244).