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Coteca im Oktober 2018 in Hamburg © Hamburg Messe und Congress / Katrin Neuhauser

Hamburg to host 5th COTECA

Coffee, tea and cocoa experts to meet in Hanseatic city

Around 200 exhibitors from 40 countries are expected at the 5th COTECA Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo to be held at Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) from October 10-12, 2018. Around 700,000 tons of coffee annually are imported and 400,000 exported via the Port of Hamburg thus prompting Coteca to choose the city as the venue for the fair.

Comprises three sectors

COTECA is the only fair in Europe that covers all three sectors and will also bring the Kaffee Campus of the German Roasters Guild to Hamburg’s fairgrounds for the second time. Roasters can learn about the latest developments when 200 present their products and innovations. COTECA is rounded off by a high profile, two-day conference, where experts and decision-makers meet to share ideas for solutions and innovations and set industry standards. Around 3,600 international expert visitors can look forward to inspiring ideas and trends as well as many workshops and keynote speeches.

Europe’s capital of coffee

The leading Neumann Kaffee Gruppe counts among the most renowned coffee firms in Hamburg. Launched in 1934 as a coffee agent and broker, the company now has 49 branches in 27 countries and employs 2,200 staff. Every seventh cup of coffee consumed in the importing countries can be traced back to Neumann. Albert Darboven, the fourth generation of the family, manages the J.J. Darboven GmbH & Co. KG. Founded in 1886, the company now has 13 branches in nine European countries and a global workforce of 1,100 staff including some 300 in Hamburg. Tchibo became market leader in Germany, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic following it’s take-over of the Bremen-based Eduscho coffee roaster. The sector is stirring up keen interest among start-ups.

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