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Organisers of COTECA coffee fair satisfied

Some 200 exhibitors from 40 nations presented their products in Hamburg. Focus on trends and innovations

The COTECA Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo ended Friday at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) with organisers saying the collaboration between COTECA Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo the Kaffee Campus of the German Roasters Guild was an absolute success. Around 200 exhibitors from some 40 nations presented their products and innovations in coffee, tea and cocoa from September 7-9, 2016.

Focus on networking

Around 3,600 trade visitors came to the fair in Hamburg where they attended talks by keynote speakers and workshops. Trade visitors focused mainly on making new contacts (62 per cent), cultivating existing contacts (46 per cent) and networking with their colleagues (46 per cent). The share of decision-makers among the visitors came to 91 per cent and remained at the equally high level of 2014.

COTECA – fair for decision-makers

This year’s focus was on coffee imports and exports, the tea trade, the packaging industry, coffee roasters, espresso and coffee machines and accessories. The COTECA is increasingly becoming a special source of information on tea and coffee-growing countries and the varieties specific to each region. A special highlight was the “Wall of Coffee”, where visitors could learn about 170 coffees from vast range of countries, and also taste them as well.

Japan presented an impressive programme on all aspects of green tea. Workshops and presentations were held to demonstrate the traditional techniques of drying and rolling, and various tea ceremonies.

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COTECA is the only business platform that unites the three sectors coffee, tea and cocoa in one place. It is Europe’s leading fair for market leaders from all over the world. 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 shape industry standards. In co-operation with the German Roasters Guild, COTECA 2016 reflects the whole range of coffee. The German Coffee Association (DKV), the German Tea Association, the Wirtschaftsvereinigung Kräuter- und Früchtetee (WKF) and firms in the association of unprocessed cocoa host the fair.

German Roasters Guild

The German Roasters Guild e.V. is based in Berlin and represents the interests of small, specialised coffee roasters. It supports select, sustainable development initiatives by small coffee farmers. The guild’s stringent regulations ensure that coffee is produced in a health-orientated manner. Only roasters that commit to quality, health, fairness, sustainability and transparency qualify for admission to the Deutsche Röstergilde

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