The country’s finest baristas will battle in the final of the Irish Cup Tasters Championship, the Irish Latte Art Championship and the Irish Barista Championship, all part of the events of Catex 2015.
The event is being held in the RDS from the 17th-19th February and sponsored by Bunzl and Calor.
Organised by the Irish branch of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, the winners of the competition will be titled National Champions.
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The winners will also have the right to represent the country in the World Barista Championships in the USA in April.
A number of cocktail events are being organised for the event by the Bartender’s Association of Ireland, and is being sponsored by Edward Dillon & Co.
These include the National Hospitality Student Cocktail Challenge and the National Cocktail Challenge.
Over 120 suppliers have already been booked for the three-day event, and organisers are confident the event will sell out well before the event goes ahead.
Sean Martin, chairman of Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance recently said, “Already over 75 per cent of stand space has been allocated, many of the exhibitors being IFSA members, and many other who have new and exciting products to show.”