Featuring: Mindanao Coffee Festival
Get ready to indulge in a gastronomic adventure like no other as Kumbira 2023 celebrates its 27th year of culinary excellence and innovation. Proudly organized by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA), Kumbira 2023 promises to be an unforgettable feast for the senses, showcasing the best of local flavors and the art of coffee brewing.
Date: October 11-13, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City
The Kumbira Chef Master Competition: Where Culinary Excellence Takes Center Stage
At the heart of Kumbira 2023 lies the prestigious Kumbira Chef Master Competition, where some of the region’s most talented chefs and bakers will compete in various categories that showcase their culinary skills and innovation:
1. Kumbira Chef Master Category: Prepare to be amazed as culinary virtuosos demonstrate their culinary expertise by crafting dishes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Each plate is a work of art that tells a story of creativity and mastery.
2. Kumbira Cake Master Category: Sweet tooths and dessert aficionados will be in for a treat as talented bakers vie for supremacy in the Kumbira Cake Master Category. Witness the creation of confectionery masterpieces that push the boundaries of taste and presentation.
3. Kumbira Brew Master Category: Coffee enthusiasts will find their nirvana in the Kumbira Brew Master Category, where baristas and coffee connoisseurs compete to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Precision, timing, and flavor profiles will be scrutinized as contestants seek to create the ultimate coffee experience.
4. Kumbira Bar Master Category: Cocktail enthusiasts, get ready for a spectacular display of mixology as bartenders compete to craft the most innovative and delicious concoctions. It’s a battle of flair, flavor, and finesse in the Kumbira Bar Master Category.
Regional Dishes Competitions: A Celebration of Mindanao’s Culinary Heritage
Kumbira 2023 goes beyond the confines of conventional culinary competitions by shining a spotlight on Mindanao’s diverse culinary heritage. The Regional Dishes Competitions feature chefs competing to promote local recipes and the use of indigenous ingredients. This is a unique opportunity to taste the authentic flavors that define Mindanao’s rich tapestry of cuisines.
COFFEE TALKS: 1ST MINDANAO COFFEE FESTIVAL
As part of the Mindanao Coffee Festival within Kumbira 2023, attendees can enjoy enlightening Coffee Talks featuring prominent industry figures and experts. These sessions will provide valuable insights into the world of coffee:
- BREWING LEGACY: CONSERVING PHILIPPINE COFFEE HERITAGE
Ritche Watanabe Executive Director – The Coffee Heritage Project Festival Director – Manila Coffee Festival
- CULTIVATING COFFEE CULTURE
Cherry Cruz, CEO – Equilibrium Intertrade Inc. and Curve Coffee
- BREWING CHANGE: COFFEE SHOPS ADAPTING TO CHANGE AND INNOVATIONS
Panel of shop owners for a 3-minute talk of experiences and Q&A/discussion.
Jhon Cayman Dungog Owner: The Brew Box Café – Jasaan, Mis. Or
USAID National Awardee, out-of-school youth now owns a coffee shop
Arnel Banuag Owner: Humble Press Roastery Café – Puerto CDO started with pop-up café now owns a Roastery and coffee shop
Farah Garcia-Pacuribot Owner: Calle 85 Coffee Hauz – Patag, Cdo
Ruggierro Nicolae Rubio Owner: The Bike CDO From pop-up to 3 branches coffee shop, Gcash Awardee
Che & Jr Caballero Owner: Bowerbird Café
- BEANS AND BEYOND: THE COFFEE INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT
- THE CRAFT OF BREWING COFFEE – To be curated by The Coffee Heritage Project and Jamaican F&B Training Center. This session will include demonstrations on various coffee brewing techniques, such as pour-over, French Press, espresso, and cold brew, providing guidance on choosing the right method for different coffee beans, helping coffee shops expand their menu and expertise.
Kumbira 2023 is not just a culinary event; it’s a stage for the culinary and coffee community to showcase their talents, push boundaries, and inspire. Join us from October 11-13, 2023, at The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, for the culinary and coffee showdown of the year. For more information and ticket details, please visit our page at www.facebook.com/kumbiraCDO.