Issue No. 43

Cafés de Colombia Expo 2017 ends with great results

November, 2017

Outstanding Ally

Cafés de Colombia Expo 2017 ends with great results

Over 16,000 attendees, more than 100 exhibitors, business worth $951,700, business expectations of over $5.7 million, and an academic agenda whose relevant topics engaged the public are some of them.

More than 16,000 attendees, over 100 exhibitors, realized business worth $951,700, and business expectations of over $5.7 million are some of the figures left by Cafés de Colombia Expo 2017, the most important specialty coffee fair in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cafés de Colombia Expo (formerly ExpoEspeciales) is organized by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) together with Bogotá’s International Business and Exhibition Center (Corferias), and every year brings together in a single place the entire coffee value chain, from producers to consumers.

During the business matchmaking forum held within the framework of the Expo, in partnership with Procolombia, there were 391 appointments with 27 buyers from such diverse countries as China, the Netherlands, Antilles, Azerbaijan, Chile, USA and Finland, among others.

Business expectations in the short, medium and long term amounted to over $5.7 million:

• 1-3 months: $1.8 million.
• 3-6 months: $2.6 million.
• 6-12 months: $1.3 million.

On the other hand, at the international auction that offered coffees from Cauca, Cundinamarca, Nariño and Quindío, 24 microlots were sold to 12 buyers, which represented companies from Colombia, China, USA, Japan and the United Kingdom.

In an exciting bid, a coffee microlot from Cauca achieved the highest price, $20.25 per pound. The purchase of this coffee turned out to be the exciting grand finale of the lively auction “Colombia, Land of Diversity-Mitaca Harvest.”

Besides being attractive to coffee growers and visitors, exhibitors also highlighted the importance of the Expo as a commercial showcase. “This year the Expo was different in everything, even in the space; we were able to realize many specific businesses during the four days,” said Lina Zea, manager of Zea Café, distributors of Bunn.

Because of the number of national and foreign visitors it receives every year, the rich academic agenda (with relevant topics for the industry), and the possibility of doing business at the highest level, this Expo has positioned itself as an event of great tradition in the coffee industry worldwide.

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