SOURCE: Soyuz Coffee Roasting B.V.

Soyuz Coffee Roasting B.V.

May 25, 2011 16:00 ET

Soyuz Coffee Roasting Hosts Champion Baristas to Perform on Red Square at Historic Event

MOSCOW--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Champion baristas from around the globe will serve specialty coffee on Moscow's Red Square for the first time in history this summer during the annual Spasskaya Tower international military tattoo and music festival. The festival is a five-day celebration, concert and fireworks spectacle featuring military, cultural and musical performances from a dozen nations set against the striking backdrop of the Russian Federation's national capitol.

Adding to the cultural exchange of this year's event, five national barista champions including 2011 United States Barista Champion Pete Licata will be on-hand to serve complimentary espresso, cappuccinos and an original signature drink created in honor of Spasskaya Tower to attendees, participants and VIPs including high-ranking diplomats and celebrities.

"Coffee is a natural addition to the festival since it brings together people of all cultures," observes Soyuz Coffee Roasting Managing Director Drago Lakic. "We are proud to bring the best in their craft to Moscow as ambassadors of good coffee and to experience the new and exciting coffee culture that is quickly growing in Russia."

The Russian Federation, historically a tea-drinking nation, has one of the world's fastest growing populations of coffee drinkers, making it an epicenter of new specialty coffee activity.

A live audience exceeding 35,000 is expected to be in Red Square for the event between August 31 and September 4, 2011 with millions more watching international television and Internet coverage abroad.

To learn more about the Spasskaya Tower festival and the baristas that will participate at this historic event, visit and

About Soyuz Coffee Roasting B.V.

Founded in 2011 in Kaliningrad, Russia, Soyuz Coffee Roasting is the producer three unique brands of specialty coffee: Mon Ami, Paretto and Barista, all of which have been given an independent rating of "very good," to "outstanding" by veteran coffee reviewer Ken Davids of Soyuz has been awarded the prestigious title "Official Purveyor to the Moscow Kremlin" for its outstanding products and management practices and is a proud supporter of the Spasskaya Tower international military tattoo and music festival.

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