“I’ve got lots of people I want to go and see, I’m very excited! Lots of friends here as well that I haven’t seen for ages! Being trade only is a great advantage, it means you can get down to business a bit quicker and I think that is what the industry needs!” Tim Cox, Drinks Innovation Manager, Costa Express

EUROPEAN COFFEE EXPO The definitive event for the professional service of coffee, tea, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic products takes place on 21st and 22nd May 2019 at Olympia in central London. The 2018 Show welcomed 3,129 visitors instantly becoming the prime destination for Food & Beverage professionals sourcing beverages, and the equipment required to serve them, for their catering businesses. It delivered an audience of serious buyers, the vast majority of whom exhibitors and sponsors, would not meet anywhere else, from a broad range of famous well-known major corporate caterers to artisan coffee shops and everyone in between.

This event really is unique. Not a hybrid consumer/trade event but one that is 100% devoted to the business of presenting your customers with the best possible range of soft beverage products and serving them to maximise customer satisfaction whilst making a good profit!

Although tightly focussed, it is for the entire hospitality sector from artisan coffee shops and cafes to pubs, hotels, leisure outlets, restaurants, forecourts, fast food, workplaces, contract caterers and the retail and travel sector.

It has unprecedented support and input from the industry itself in the form of our Steering Panel and the many associations and media who have made it into exactly the event they wanted and had not found anywhere else. Click here to see our fabulous industry steering panel

In summary:

  • The only event that is 100% about coffee (and tea and other beverages)
  • It is a COFFEE show and not a café show!
  • Located at the UK’s premier venue in London – Olympia – to maximize attendance
  • Active support and guidance from dozens of top industry professionals
  • Conference and demonstration programme devoted to the business of coffee
  • Targets all senior corporate buyers not just the hipsters of East London
  • The organising team has proven success in launches around the world

European Coffee Expo has launched to huge acclaim – don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this unique event in 2019. Contact us to book your stand – many have already been booked so space is going fast. Call us on 0044 (0) 203 668 9809 or email

The entire F&B sector was represented at European Coffee Expo, with the visitor list comprising of an extraordinarily impressive buying audience.

This is just a sample of the A’s, B’s & C’s – click here to see a much larger sample, plus what some of our exhibitors had to say about the show:

ACE Hotel London Shoreditch
Alexandra Palace
AMT Coffee
Aramark UK Ltd
Arsenal, The Emirates Stadium, London
Artisan Café Group
Bartlett Mitchell Ltd
BBC Club
Bewleys Tea & Coffee
Bicester Village
Black Sheep Coffee
Boparan Restaurant Group
Brighton University
Brindisa Tapas Kitchens
Caffe Nero
Caravan Restaurants & Caravan Coffee Roasters
Carnival UK
Casual Dining Group
Caterlink – WSH
Celtic Manor Resort
Chester Zoo

European Coffee Expo 2018 show highlights

2018 Exhibitors included:

Here’s what our visitors had to say about European Coffee Expo 2018

It’s great. I think there’s a great selection of suppliers. It’s cool.

Allpress Cafes

A fantastic way of networking and seeing new suppliers

Caravan Restaurants

Here’s what our exhibitors had to say about European Coffee Expo 2018

It’s definitely been worth it

Lincoln & York

A fantastic way of networking and seeing new suppliers

Caravan Restaurants

2018 Headline Speakers

Domonic Allport insight Director NPD

Laura Harper-Hinton Creative Director Caravan Restaurants & Caravan Coffee Roasters

Edwin Harrison Owner Artisan and Artisan Coffee School


Tim Sturk Director of Coffee, Angel Hill Foods

David Abrahamovitch CEO & Founder, Grind

Wendy Bartlett Executive Chair, Bartlett Mitchell

Adrian Campbell–Howard Founder and MD, Society Café

Tim Cox Drinks Innovation Manager, Costa Express

Georgia Hall Brand Director GH Brand

2018 Supporters

2018 Sponsors

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