Tea or Coffee: Here is Another Serving

As a follow-up to our story on the explosion of coffee consumption in the FSU (former Soviet Union), readers might be interested to know that 1 October will be celebrated as “International Coffee Day” with plenty of special menus at local coffee cafes.

Coffee tea Oct event

While we do not necessarily agree with his final rankings, video blogger “Addie” does a very nice job of taking viewers on a quick tour of several popular coffee cafes:

For readers who are learning the Russian language, the term for a coffee cafe is Кофейня, “KAh-feen-ya.”

And, our Moscow readers have the opportunity to experience one of the food industry’s largest events next March (2016). Observed over 1-3 March, Russian Barista Days and Russian Tea & Coffee Days will mark one of the largest non-alcoholic beverage events in Russian history.

A selected number of free tickets are available on a first come-first served basis. For those tickets, register online by clicking on the banner below:

Coffee tea March event

The exhibit at Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre will allow the public to enjoy:

  • Exhibition area with thousands of tea and coffee products
  • 5th Moscow International Tea Symposium;
  • 6th Moscow International Coffee Forum;
  • 3rd Tea Masters Cup, Russia (Russian tea masters completion in 3 categories);
  • Russian Barista Days (Russian barista completion in 6 categories);
  • Over 40 seminars, master classes, training workshops;
  • Special area – Roasting Factory;
  • Tea ceremonies, sampling the best varieties of plantation coffee and tea.