25-27 Jun 2017
Café Culture


Café Culture offers free barista and drinkspro training including the business of bars. Develop your bars skill and knowledge in two of the hottest beverage trends; coffee and liquor. Book yourself or your team on this FREE three day training course - Click here



Day 1

10h30 – 12h30

Industry related Coffee training (Basic)

  • Good coffee business models
- An introduction to coffee and commercial aspects of green coffee / roasting
- The future of coffee service
- Automated coffee service benefits and applications
  • Coffee care and management behind the bar / coffee brewing perimeters – how to maximize profitability
  • Customer engagement

Industry related Mixology Training (Basic)

  • The basics of ingredients pairing
  • Spirits as a base for beverage creation

Competition briefing and round one

  • Attendees are tested in an unsanctioned competition format, winner progresses to round 2 on day 2

13h30 – 14h00

Business of beverage: There is no excuse for serving bad coffee anymore. Change in consumer preferences have demanded a better coffee experience in any hospitality environment. Do you serve good coffee? And what does that actually mean. We unpack here.


Day 2

10h30 – 12h30

Industry related Coffee training (Involved technique)

  • Day 1 recap / highlights from day 1
  • Who is your customer?
  • Production and costings of menus
  • Practical understanding alternative products for the market
  • Practical methods of making alternative coffee based beverages (and latest equipment experience)

Industry related Mixology Training (Involved technique)

  • Classic cocktails with a modern twist
  • Menu calibration to size of establishment
  • Quality control behind the bar

Competition briefing and round two

  • Attendees compete using techniques taught one day two, winner progresses in competition

13h30 – 14h00

Business of beverage: Getting the mix right. Can bars profit by converging drinks trends into exciting but simple menus that are craft inspired? (Spirits / Cocktails and Craft Beer Segment). We unpack here.


Day 3

10h30 – 12h30

Industry related Coffee training (Professional)

  • Learn to manage service
  • Learn to train others

Industry related Mixology Training (Professional)

  • Producing drinks menu themes
  • Produce a cocktail concept and name it

Competition briefing and finals

  • Winner of day 1 and 2 battle for the unofficial title of Barista Challenge winner







When and Where

Exhibition Venue
19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685
Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa's largest conference and exhibition venues. Located in Midrand, between Pretoria and Johannesburg, Gallagher is conveniently positioned in the business hub of Gauteng and is the ideal location.
Security monitored parking is available in an open air opposite the venue as well as behind Hall 5. The cost per day is R20.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Monday, 26 June 2017
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00


Hotel Accommodation

Hotel Show Africa Official Accommodation Suppliers
Midrand Central Reservations provides quality service and guarantee competitive rates to our valued clients.

Contact us for:
  • Quotes from hotels that are within walking distance to Gallagher Convention Centre
  • Quotes from Sandton Hotels – the shopping and entertainment Mecca of South Africa
  • Assistance with car rentals, airport shuttles, restaurants, tours etc
Email: maryna@midrand.net
Tel: +27 82 448 6680
Fax: +27 86 570 4268
Midrand Conference Centre and Villa Tuscana Guesthouses is a 10-acre big village with 17 conference and function venues and 8 4star guesthouses with 103 en-suite bedrooms situated in a beautiful, tranquil garden setting across the road from Gallagher Estate. Renowned for quality service and warm hospitality, the village offers 3 business centres, wifi and fixed line connectivity, a helipad, 2 swimming pools, bars, lounges and a lapa.