No 30

ExpoEspeciales 2016: ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’

April, 2016


ExpoEspeciales 2016: ‘Colombia, Land of Diversity’

The most important specialty coffee expo in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held from October 5 to 8, focusing on the great diversity of highly differentiated coffees with unique and exceptional attributes, that Colombia has to offer.

This year, the 9th edition of the International Specialty Coffee Expo, ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia, will be held from October 5 to 8 in Corferias, the International Business and Exhibitions Center of Bogotá.

ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia has consolidated as the most important specialty coffee expo in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 100 exhibitors, representing the different links of the coffee production and commercial chain, are expected for this version.

Within the framework of the Expo, the 11th Colombian Barista Championship and the 6th National Cup Tasters Championship will also take place; these events of great tradition confirm every year the growth of the specialty coffee industry, as well as sophistication of consumption in the country.

The number of domestic and foreign visitors received each year, the high level of its academic agenda and the possibility of doing business at the highest level, with the help of business matchmaking forums, have contributed to position ExpoEspeciales as a must-see event in the global coffee industry.

The Expo is organized by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) as part of its strategy to improve profitability of farmers, by promoting and showcasing production of coffees of the highest quality coming from different regions of Colombia, which produces the best mild washed coffee in the world.

As one of the main innovations for this year’s edition, the FNC will organize the first national coffee quality competition: Colombia Land of Diversity, which will reward the country’s best coffees. 


The competition aims to highlight the great variety of flavors of Colombian coffees, project exceptional coffees both nationally and internationally, market them by expeditious ways and consolidate regional and departmental initiatives in a single national competition.

The 8th edition of ExpoEspeciales in 2015, which hosted the IV Convention of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), recorded the second largest attendance in the history of this event: 13,000 national and foreign attendees.

We invite members of the 100% Program to book these dates on their agenda as of now to get closer to the Land of Diversity that Colombia represents in coffee production.
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