Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Festival 2019 Kicks off This Week
The second edition of Qatar’s Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival (CTC Festival) will be held from 30 January to 9 February 2019 at Al Bidda Park.
Organised by Four and One, the 11-day world-class festival will bring together more than 90 local and international exhibitors, ready to display and pour tasting of their finest chocolates, teas and coffees while introducing the latest award-winning products, live competitions and internationally accredited training.
Four and One Chairman Omran Al Sherawi said:
We are pleased to organise the Second Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Festival in Al Bidda Park. It is a fun fiesta for the learner or the connoisseurs. The savoury festival not only provides a celebration of decadence and indulgences, but it also brings with it a serious business aspect.’
Four and One partners with Vanguard, the company that helped established many coffee shops in the country. Managing Director, Sherif Mohamed revealed the activities lined up will include Out of the Box by La Marzocco, a first in the Middle East. There will also be coffee and barista training courses for professionals and enthusiast.
Ooredoo Qatar is proud to be the official telecommunications sponsor for the 2019 Chocolate, Tea and Coffee Festival. Manar Khalifa Almuraikhi, Ooredoo’s PR and Corporate Communications Director, highlighted the company’s strategy to support the local community and support festivals that gather like-minded individuals, enjoy some quality products and learn something new.
Ammar Al Samarraie, Sales and Marketing Manager projects department sees Al Bidda Park as a great location to host a large number of chocolate, tea and coffee spectators. Al Bidda Park General Manager Robert Dowling said they are ready to welcome exhibitors and guests to the accessible location that boasts facilities where everyone can enjoy.
Four and One Chief Executive Officer, Fernando De Guama, said:
The festival has grown this year by 100% from last year and we continue to bring new innovation to the festival that will continue to lead the industry. We are glad to announce that we are also organising the festival outside Doha and soon we will announce the new countries.’
Commenting on Bedaya Centre’s responsibility, General Manager Reem Al Suwaidi said:
The main objective of Bedaya Center is to enable entrepreneurs in the fields of professional development and entrepreneurship through diverse mediums and methods. The CTC Festival continue to play an important part of our annual calendar in supporting entrepreneurs interested in the industry.’
CTC Festival is sponsored by Vanguard, La Marzocco, Chevrolet, Ooredoo, Wega, Café Carraro and Qatar Culinary Professionals will play host to the variety of competitions on hand. Other festival partners include Marhaba Information Guide, Talabat and Urban Point.
The festival will provide seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, cake making recipes and live entertainments.