Asia’s 1st Coffee Conference Is Being Held In Bangalore; Here’s All You Need To Know About It

by Tejashee Kashyap
Asia’s 1st Coffee Conference Is Being Held In Bangalore; Here’s All You Need To Know About It

The World Coffee Conference is much more than just a gathering of coffee enthusiasts. It’s for fostering sustainable growth and development within the global coffee industry. Beyond its IT prowess, Bengaluru holds a deep-rooted and lesser-known identity as a coffee haven. The city’s coffee culture has earned it the title of a coffee paradise. And now, the city is gearing up to host the World Coffee Conference, for the first time in Asia.

World Coffee Conference In Bengaluru

Bengaluru’s coffee culture has undergone a significant transformation over the years. In September, India will play host to the World Coffee Conference (WCC) for the first time. This is the fifth iteration of the international conference. Bangalore will play host from September 25 to 28. Rohan Bopanna, the tennis star, will represent the conference as its brand ambassador this year.

According to Livemint, The event’s main focus is “Sustainability through Circular Economy and Regenerative Agriculture.” The event’s theme and logo were introduced at a gathering held in Bengaluru on Monday. It was announced that the WCC 2023 would draw producers, curers, roasters, exporters, decision-makers, and researchers from more than 80 nations.

The first day of the conference will feature seminars on a variety of subjects. Circular economy and regenerative agriculture, financing mechanisms and opportunities for the coffee sector, coffee quality and speciality coffees, start-ups and innovations in the coffee value chain, and more will be discussed.

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The Conference Also Has A Mascot

The International Coffee Organisation and the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry organise the conference. The United Nations served as the umbrella organisation for the ICO, established in 1963.  It represents 63% of global consumption and 93% of global coffee output.

According to the World Coffee Conference website, COffee Swami is the mascot of the fifth World Coffee Conference. The mascot would portray Indian tradition while sporting contemporary attire. The mascot serves as a reminder of the tremendous influence that coffee has on a variety of societal factors.

Moreover, coffee enthusiasts, businesses, and consumers are increasingly conscious of the impact of coffee cultivation on the environment and the well-being of coffee farmers.

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