DICTF 2018 is returning to the city in December with a prize money of $40,000
The 10th edition of the Dubai International Coffee and Tea Festival (DICTF), is now host to the world’s richest Coffee Championships with a potential to grow by bringing the world’s top barista talent to the region. The Dubai International Coffee Championship is set to take top spot in the coffee world by levelling the playing field for baristas from around the world to pitch their skills in a competition that offers a prize pot of over $50,000, with a championship prize of $40,000. The event will run from December 5 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Sponsored and supported by DICTF, the region’s longest running trade event dedicated to the specialty coffee and tea industry, the Dubai International Coffee Championships is an integrated event that tests the skills of competitors in practical aspects of coffee making, including espresso, latte art, brewing skills, and food pairing. The championships will incorporate two categories of participants to allow UAE-based baristas to engage with some of the world’s top barista talent.
The winner of the International Competitor category will take home $40,000 while International runner-up will win a cash reward of $5,000. Winner of the National Competitor category will take away AED15,000, with the National runner-up bagging AED5,000.
Anselm Godinho, Head of DICTF’s organising team, said: “DICTF is a unique platform that brings together buyers in search of better products, baristas and roasters interested in professional development and training, entrepreneurs looking for business opportunities, and traders who are keen on building new partnerships. Now in its 10th year, the event has become the UAE’s go-to exhibition for specialty coffee and tea professionals.”
Other major highlights at DICTF 2018 are the UAE National Tea Masters Cup, the Cupping Corner, and the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Education Programme.