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Budapest – 1st. World of Coffee – HUNGEXPO – 2017.

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Indeed…  true rare occasion where many people congregate to sample the world’s best coffee!

At first hand-roll through and enjoy the slide show maybe you will see yourself!

As it was indicated by the organizing committee … was expected to be at the Coffee Community in Budapest a very special event. It surely was, whereas featuring 2500 exhibitors, displaying 234 booths with a mixture from 100 worldwide producing coffee beans countries and approximately 7000 visitors/day by local and foreigners to hang around for three full days of thrilling competitions, impressive symposium, seminars, educational workshops and packed social programs filled with plenty of entertainment, excitement and fun. The interactive exhibition with over 200 of the world’s most innovative coffee industry suppliers attracted visitors.

Budapest is the first major city in Central and Eastern Europe where Europe’s most distinguished coffee event took place provided by the HUNGEXPO. The guests country was Mexico, one of the largest coffee producer in the world, that is why for many Mexico stands for „The land of Coffee”... as Italy stands for “The land of Espresso” .

The main sponsor of the event was the BWT water + more, Europe’s leading water technology business, a key player in the Hungarian water treatment.

Beside the coffee shows and exhibitions, in the five racing categories was the bartenders  fight was tight … had to pull up their sleeves and perform their best. Unfortunately, there were no Hungarian victories in the top competition, but regardless of that, everyone applause for the success of the other countries staff.  Hold on cause in 2018, Amsterdam will be the next venue for World of Coffee – a new opportunity to call for coffee lovers and not get into them mood for good coffee for those locals.

World Latte Art … Milk art is nothing more than the artistic way of producing and pouring milk foam. In this category, barista demonstrate their ability, expertise and creativity, which was limited by their imagination. In 2017 World Latte Art World Champion – Thitiprasert Arnon -Thailand.

World Coffee in Good Spirits
In this category, coffee and alcohol play the key role – innovative recipes, barista and mixer skills. The palette of works ranges from traditional Irish coffee (whiskey and coffee) to unique cocktail combinations. In 2017 World Coffee in Good Spirits World Champion – Martin Hudak – Slovakia.

World Brewers Cup  Only national winners can represent their own nation at this event. The task of the bartenders was to make coffee drinks using filter technology. At the same time, the contestants had to prepare their own coffee and the coffee designated by the organizers for each jury member. The most important points of scoring are aroma, flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, balance and TDS, that is, the content of the total solute. In 2017 World Brewers Cup World Champion – Chad Wang – Taiwan.

World Cup Tasters Championship … This event was about tasting coffee, it is a test of senses and knowledge. The “cuppper” does not have to recognize the origin and type of coffees, but should choose the one cup that does not have the same coffee as the other two. In the event of difficulty, competitors must have had similar characteristics, often sorted out from the same cultivated area to decide. In 2017 World Cup Tasters World Champion – Lok Chan – Hong Kong.

Cezve / Ibrik World Championship …The contestants were preparing and presenting Turkish coffee drinks for the jury. In this case, Turkish coffee refers to the way coffee is made. Cezve, Ibis is a pot that is specifically used to make a certain style of coffee in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The body of a long handle may be metal, copper or pottery.  In 2017 Cezve / Ibrik World Champion – Karthikeyan Rajendran, -United Arab Emirates.

The prizes  ceremony took place late afternoon to the “Best New Product” on the 13th June. The  recognition was  the development of new products that represent quality, value-added for specialty coffee and tea industry. From the Special Coffees Association (SCA), Ric Rhineland, CEO/Chairman and President Paul Stack, welcomed the Hungarian and international press at the exclusive Mexican tasting. Both senior executives called it a great success, one of Budapest’s premiers of the Central European capitals, the first to welcome the revitalizing Hungarian coffee culture, In view of this, the organizers have compiled a downloadable Budapest coffee map.
Ric Rhinehart, since 2007 one of the top head of the SCA, before that, for more than 25 years has held senior positions in companies engaged in tea and coffee. He has been designing, developing and manufacturing a wide range of tea and coffee products, while co-authoring the introductory book on premium teas entitled “Tea Basics” – 1998. He is a founding member of the American Premium Tea Institute, and was also a president.
President of the SCA, Paul Stack addition to professional SCAE (Specialty Coffee Association Europe) Trainer, a member for eight years in the Committee of the SCAE Education, the SCAE “Coffee Diploma System” development of key designer, lead author of the SCAE ‘Brewing’ curriculum, the SCAE ” Gold Cup Research “.

The main sponsor of the event, Europe’s No. 1 expert in water technology BWT water + more was represented by CEO Dr. Frank Neuhausen and sales manager Petró Vera BWT Hungaria Ltd. For over 18 years have had been committed to quality coffee, supporting the market with professional water optimization, specifically for coffee and other hot drinks.

The first World of Coffee in Budapest, which was regarded as a great success by organizers, exhibitors and, of course, Hungarian and international audiences as well.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter



The gem of Russian Swan Lake Ballet from Moscow will be presenting an unforgettable  moments for any age!

Sunday, November, 23. 2014.

Papp László Budapest Arena

District, XIV. 2., Stefánia Rd. Budapest

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be shown!


The performance of Swan Lake will be staged in Budapest by twice sixty-minute act. The presentation is based upon the Director, who died last year, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov. Costumes by Elisaveta Dvorkina.

Swan Lake is ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was composed in 1875–1876. The scenario fashioned upon a Russian folk tale and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best. Been around the four corners of the Earth … mentioning  a couple of places … United Kingdom, Israel, Dubai, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, United Arab Emirates , Finland, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, and  ongoing winning new invitations to perform internationally. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance won the souls wherever they floated on stage. Most probably at their Budapest performances by the Moscow City dancers will add emotions to that magical ingredient of the essence of Russian culture aswell.

Tchaikovsky’s magical tale is of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing by the Moscow city Ballet. The Swan Lake is a masterpiece of classical ballet and should be experienced at least once in one’s lifetime.

Be ready for having goose pimps several occasion during at the  performance of the gems!

… Just adding a piece of background to Tchaikovsky and the tale itself. The composer recalled and had a great interest in the life story of Bavarian King Ludwig II, whose tragic life had supposedly been marked by the sign of Swan and (who either consciously or not) was chosen as the prototype of the dreamer Prince Siegfried.). More background to the full story can be see visiting the Castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria  … but that is another piece of journey.

Tickets can be purchased only on weekdays and an hour before on the day of the show at the Ticket Office at the a/m  venue the spot.

Update  by Aggie Reiter


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The National Gallop, historic-style horse race based on Hungarian traditions that is both traditional and tradition, national cultural event.

A live competition and show nowhere else in the whole wide world to be seen  just in Hungary!



Roll down to have a look at the forthcoming  week-ends daily schedules.

To-day the press announcement and the draws took place at the magically beautiful Bábolna National Stud Farm  since 1789, whereas the National Gallop organizers and the International Previte 2014 Race competitors were present. Upon the welcoming words by the members of the organizers, the drawn took place. At first the competitors  number of their riding tracks, thereafter which will be their horses to shoot off  and win the competition.  Before heading to the drawing just wish to mention a word or two about the Bábolna National Stud Farm…as already mention it was founded in 1789 and the place became a major horse breeding in Hungary.Ever sinbce its existence the mission was to preserve, promote and develop the values created by the efforts of predecessors. The place is  as a huge jewellery box and well said this place bears centuries old heritage in a traditional environment. This place is well-known throughout the world where horse breeding is the major hometown to the pure-bred Arabian stock namely  known around Europe as the Shagya Arabian bred recognized as an independent bred in 1978.

Rolling back to 2014, after 6 years of having the National Gallop race in Budapest, last year, the organizers wished to wider the attention to the horse riding lovers in having International  Competitors at the National Gallop Race. The attention and the success was so high that the number of foreigner country’s horse riders this year increased from 8 to 12.  Many may remember the winner of the international gallop race of last year was the horse rider from Qatar. This year Qatar joins again to take part at the race. Also joining the event by the  United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria and the United States of America, Uzbekistan and China.   

During the magnificent three days show there will be food and drinks of plenty at the Country’s Kitchen opening  already on Friday and just as in the previous years including: celebrity charity race, cavalry gallop, race car as well as a variety of programs for children, young adult, family i.e. for all age the venue is open.



Friday, September, 19.

The Country Kitchen opens up, visitors may roll over to the venue and see the awesome racetrack already awaiting for the gallop race.


Saturday, September, 20.

8 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – Riders experiencing the racetrack

11.45 p.m. – 12 Noon – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Hungarian Heroes Memorial Stone.

12 Noon – 1 p.m.  – International Gallop opening ceremony and the vows

1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. – Hungarian Post (Magyar Posta) Little Knights Seabiscuit – Heat- 1 –  2 – 3

2 p.m.- 6p.m. – Heat 1 – 2 – 3 – 4  –  5  – 6

3.50 p.m.- 4 p.m. I. pre race Carriage

4.15 p.m.- 4.45 p.m.  Heat 7 – 8

4.55 p.m.- 5 p.m. Equestrian Theater  show on tour

5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. OTP Bank  – Celebrity Charity Race

5.15 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Heat   9 – 10 –  11 – 12

6.45 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. Wagon-wheel race

6.50 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carriage Seabiscuit

7.10 p-m. – 7.20 p.m. Dog Parade

7.20 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free to visit the field!


Sunday, September, 21. 

9.45 a.m. – 9.55 a.m. Para Equestrian Sports Show and competitive games Foal Champion

10.05 a.m. 10.45 a.m. National Gallop – semi-finals

11 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. First, Middle second race, 3, 4 medium term,5th medium-term

12.45 p.m. – 1 p.m. International Race – I semi-final, Race

1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.  International Race –  – II. semi-final

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Equestrian Jumping competition, free dressage

2.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Akhal-Teke, the wonder horse  show

3.15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lajos Kassai – Horseback Archery show

4.20 p.m. – 6.22 p.m. Equestrian stunt show, free dressage

Wranglers and bare-fives Tutorial, 48-Traditional knights battle scene Tutorial

Small Knights Seabiscuit – Final, awards

Carriage Seabiscuit – Final, awards, National Gallop final race of opening

International Race – Final, awards, National Gallop Awards Ceremony

6.22 p.m.  Stud drive

Last but not least  … “Rural Saddle, Saddle Hungary!”… goes out to the countrywide locals, tourist, foreigners staying, living in Budapest and foreigners from abroad who will choose in the coming week-end to be a part at an unforgetable superb event spiced up with an awesome show which is only once a year  held in Budapest ! So the RACE IS ON!!!  …But you don’t have to race, the International Gallop Race is free of charge! Only need to purchase tickets to sit at the grandstand

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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Talking about Hungarian food … many miss their Mum’s cooking, needn’t have to be sad, cause most of the restaurants during the National Restaurant Week will prepare their dishes  that will  bring back the home tastes which haven’t been forgotten.


MARCH, 17 – 23. 2014.

To-day, press and media representatives were called to participate at a hearing, held at one of the most beautiful venues in Budapest at the Robinson Timeless Kitchen  since 1989.  A place to visit, not just to eat and drink, cause at the Robinson your other senses are generated as well such as: a breathtaking view of Mother nature’s City Park and  in between the Robinson  a wide pond splits apart the area from the Vajdahunyad Castle, which is at an arm distance to watch the day-goes-by through the restaurant’s wide windows while enjoying the yummy delights.  A venue which cannot be left out to visit by tourists or foreigners staying, living in Budapest.  After this short intro of the Robinson whereabouts, coming back to the topics regarding to the press call whereas,  László Árpádowner Robinson restaurant, Balázs Csapodyowner Kistücsök restaurant, Attila Kaszab – business director Godunov Russian-European restaurants, and Tamás Borbély – owner Borbély Family Winery at  Badacsonytomaj … “A land of fiery wines and volcanic flavors!”  welcomed the press representatives. The Borbély winery won the Hungarian Wine Academy award in 2012 and 2013.  László Árpád spoked about the National Restaurant Week around the World. There are DiningCities beside Hungary around the World in South Africa, Austria,  Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Romania which holds their local national restaurants week specialities. Beside Budapest, throughout the country list of five best Hungarian speech-enhancing wines will be in company. At the Robinson  the meals  will be in company brought from the Borbély Family Winery. The Robinson Timeless Kitchen has just opened after the building’s renovation with also adding an extra upstairs floor.   Again, this year more than a 100 top and mid-range restaurants will be offering visitors, usually 3-4 kind of starters or typical Hungarian thick soups, main course and the sweet tooth lovers will be flying high tasting mostly Hungarian cakes and satisfying confectionery delights for all ages.  Booking a table in advance is easy as 1,2,3, at the website.  “The 50 Best Hungarian Restaurant” participating in the program will do their best to serve their guests, so cut-off  dreaming. cause the mouth-watering  menu for lunch or supper is awaiting their guests.  The DiningCity international restaurant recommendation in March for the 6th time this year  in Hungary which is organized by the increasingly popular.  The event ‘s popularity indicates that in recent years has multiplied the number of visitors, as last recorded number was 19.227 visitors choosing the high range (in 2011, the number of guests  were 4,427). Great opportunity to get to know not just the sights-and-sound of Budapest – Hungary, but to find your special taste enjoying high quality, 3 course lunch or supper menu for only the price of 3300HUF. All you have to do is just select from the list of the participating restaurant, hit the date and the number of persons you wish to spend  some time to enjoying Hungarian or International food.  Dispatch Guests with bookings will receive instant confirmation of booking by e-mail, reflecting the reservation has been successful. Can not reserve a table by hand, nor via telephone . The online bookings system is only holding the registration at the above website and on the same website the cancellation can be made as well.

At the end of the press gathering, László Árpád – owner Robinson restaurant  invited  the participants to a taste the full selection of 10 …  yes …  ten  delights of the house to be served during the National Restaurant Week.  Appetizer: Chili-coconut milk flavored, pumpkin cream soup, marinated pike perch, blueberries …  Beef carpaccio, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese …  Buffalo chicken wings, blue cheese sauce, celery. Main courses: BBQ spare ribs, Robinson steak potatoes … Pappardelle, gorgonzola and pears, stripes of beef tenderloin … Chicken ”stew”, cottage dumplings, cucumber salad. Desserts: Floating islands … Chocolate cake, dried apricots with vanilla … Robinson profiteer.

Last but not least, after each-and-every dish ,  noble wines  from the Borbély Family Cellars were supplied to the invited press individuals. Must say a grand selection of wines.

These dedicates at the Robinson can be chosen by the guests from the list of meals and everyone can create  their own 3-course menus.  So grab your chance, get into the mood to learn about the places and restaurants thus enrich new impressions and experiences in Budapest – Hungary.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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Budapest, 3 April 2013: Wizz Air, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe today announced that it will operate the new Budapest-Dubai route initially four times a week starting on 28 October. The airline will fly to Dubai World Central designed to become the largest airport in the world, and which is conveniently located to serve both Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. W!zzAir’s Hungarian route network now consists of 36 routes underpinning the airline’s undisputed market leadership in Hungary.

The UAE has displayed one of the most impressive developments in the world over the past few decades to become one of the most wanted tourism destination. W!zzAir will be the first European low fares airline operating to Dubai and a launch customer for Dubai World Central. The Dubai World Central Passenger Terminal will open in October for scheduled passenger flights and is planned to become the city’s main airport hub until the mid 2020s, when with five runways and a capacity of 160 million yearly passengers it will be the largest airport infrastructure in the world. Flights on W!zz Air’s new route to Dubai are already on sale and can be booked immediately on with incredible fares starting from just HUF 19,990*.




Fares fromoCTOBER, 28

October, 28. 2013.

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun.


Operated on Airbus A320           





Speaking in Budapest today, Mr. György Abrán, Chief Commercial Officer of W!zz Air, said: “I am very pleased to announce this new Budapest route to Dubai. Dubai World Central Airport will also conveniently serve most of the UAE markets, particularly Abu Dhabi. It is great news for Hungarian inbound tourism as well as Hungarian and European holiday makers who now can easily reach one of the most dynamically developing regions of the world with incredible touristic and leisure attractions, and all of that for a fraction of the costs of today’s travel. This is another step W!zz Air is making to enhance Hungary’s connections with East and West. We will continue to offer price conscious consumers very low fares, keeping Hungary flying!” This process is on one way route including taxes.

Many may have heard about W!zz Air  in the world of  the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe… yet never too late for those who haven’t  heard of this splashing good news, it is worthwhile to repeat  this information.

It  operates a fleet of 40 Airbus A320 aircraft from 16 bases with over 260 routes connecting 93 destinations across 32 countries. At W!zz Air a team of 1,500 professionals deliver superior service and very low airfares making W!zz Air the preferred choice of over 13.5 million passengers in 2013.

Wizz Air’s state-of-the-art iPhone app is now available at

Update by Aggie Reiter