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VII Professional Exhibition "Coffee, Tea, Cocoa" was held in Moscow

Anastasia Shkitina, a correspondent: "Entrepreneurs from Novgorod have invented a way to solve the environmental problem. They replaced the disposable coffee cups with waffle cones. You drink coffee and eat the cone right away. Delicious dishes were presented at the seventh Professional Exhibition "Coffee, Tea, Cocoa" in Moscow."

The exhibition united 4 fields at once: starting from tea suppliers, ending with restaurateurs and manufacturers of professional equipment. In total, representatives of 170 companies from all over the world came to the Russian capital. Coffee machines from Italy, roasters from Turkey. It takes 12 minutes to roast green beans. Revolution in the coffee-making process, say the manufacturers.

Marina Suleyeva, Director General of the coffee equipment manufacturing company: "It is designed for 2 kilograms. Roasting is carried out with hot air. There are several types of roasting, but the most popular one is thermal drum type. Here you get a better roasting, as coffee is in its own juice, which allows you to deliver more the aroma of any coffee bean."

No matter what coffee machine is used, but the aroma and taste won't be the same, says Makhlet Vantau, a student from Ethiopia, with confidence. After all, the secret of delicious coffee is its origin.

Makhlet Vantau, a student (Ethiopia): "I usually bring it from home, because I think we have a special coffee – very strong, and since I'm used to it, I like it. So when I go home, I bring enough coffee for a year."

Anastasia Shkitina, a correspondent: "We were treated to real Ethiopian coffee. I must say that it has quite a rich aroma, now let's taste it. It is made in an unusual way for us: not in a coffee machine, but in a special clay jug."

Every family in Ethiopia has one. Their morning begins with strong coffee. The drink really has a rich taste. It will both invigorate and increase blood pressure. The inhabitants of this African country drink 3-4 cups a day. Therefore, a high-quality drink is distinguished by its smell and just a few drops.

Gebremedhin Shevairga Mamo, a privateer (Ethiopia): "This coffee has an average strength, medium roasting level and therefore a fairly rich taste of hot coffee."

A drink from Brazil competes it. The Latin American state has held the position of a coffee power for more than a century and a half – it provides a third of the world market. The first bushes with tart berries appeared in the country at the beginning of the 18th century. And then they spread out over the entire territory and occupied a fifth of it. Tovar da Silva Nunes, the Brazilian Ambassador to Russia, grew up in a farmer's family. He remembers anxiously the beauty of coffee plantations, which are not present in Russia.

Tovar da Silva Nunes, Ambassador of Brazil to Russia: "As we grow up surrounded by coffee plantations, this drink has a special meaning for us. You need to be very careful when making coffee, because Brazilians are very sensitive about the making process: the quality of the beans, the roasting temperature, the type of coffee and the quality of water. So this drink is very important to us."

At the international exhibition, the Brazilian pavilion occupied one of the central places. Gustavo Guimaraes, Head of the Federation of Coffee Growers, came to share his experience.

Gustavo Guimaraes, Head of the Federation of Coffee Growers of Cerrado Mineiro (Brazil): "I think that each generation has its own culture. For example, my generation of Brazilians drinks a lot of coffee at home, but the new generation likes to drink coffee in restaurants and cafes. This is an international trend: there are many opportunities to have coffee with friends during the day. Therefore, coffee has become an international trend: it is popular not only in Brazil and Russia."

So far, the trend is only to drink an invigorating drink, but Brazilians hope that coffee lovers will go to their fazenda riding the wave of their popularity. They dream about it on the other side of the planet - in Indonesia. However, there are plans to develop chocolate tourism there.
Afdal Aliasar, Head of the chocolate company (Indonesia): "After roasting, such beans are obtained from dried ones. Can you see how clean and neat they are? And then we grind them, turn them into granulas. These are granular cocoa beans. You can eat them, they are very tasty and healthy."

According to the organizers, the exhibition was visited by about 6 and a half thousand people. They witnessed not only "delicious" exhibits, but also coffee championships: baristas, privateers and artists preparing lattes.

Anastasia Shkitina, Anton Kosolapov, TV BRICS.