In a recent survey conducted by UAE Coffee Events, around 72% of café goers in the UAE want cafés in the region to further raise quality standards in the delivery of products and services, citing presentation, preparation and product knowledge as key areas of improvement.
Hygiene, storage and cleanliness were most important to 97% of the respondents, while barista skills and product knowledge were cited by 84% and 91% of respondents respectively. The same survey also revealed that 87% of respondents are impressed with the inclusion of latte art in their coffee.
Seeking to further boost quality standards in the café industry in the UAE and across the region, the UAE Coffee Events is organizing the UAE Barista Championship, the inaugural Latte Art Championship and SCAA (Speciality Coffee Association of America) certified training programs. These events will run alongside the 4th International Coffee and Tea Festival to be held at the Meydan Grandstand from October 30th to November 2nd, 2012.
“The Championships promote a healthy competition among cafés, while help improve the quality of the barista profession in the UAE,” said Ryan Godinho, National Coordinator for UAE, World Coffee Events.