“Colombia is not only the country with greatest diversity of coffee flavors, but the fastest-growing industry segment.”
said the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) CEO, Roberto Vélez during the opening of Cafés de Colombia Expo 2017 last month; unmissable event in the coffee industry for the number of visitors and the possibility of doing business at high livel.
Given the strategic location of the Colombian capital and Corferias’ optimal infrastructure for receiving more and more exhibitors and visitors, Bogotá (Corferias) has been the venue of the expo since 2015. Cafés de Colombia Expo 2017 has been able to renew itself by involving more and more actors of the industry, including consumers.
A bit of history: since the 1960s Colombia has been a pioneer in the global specialty coffee industry by betting on very high quality 100% Colombian coffee, in a context dominated by blends and coffee flavors.
The range of sensory attributes that Colombian coffee features is even more complex than that of wine and this diversity encourages Colombian coffee consumers to explore the wide range of notes.
The first edition was held in 2008 in Neiva, Huila. Aiming at promoting different Colombian coffee regions, the expo was held in Ibagué (2009), Pasto (2010), Bogotá (2011 and 2013), Popayán (2012) and Medellín (2014).