TriestEspresso Expo is one of the leading international trade fairs exclusively dedicated to espresso coffee. Sponsored by the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the every-two-years event started in 2002 in this historic Italian coffee city. The seventh TriestEspresso Expo, organized by Aries, will commence October 23 “25. In a twist, it will be held in the Porto Vecchio, the old port of the town, right next to the warehouses where coffee was stored from the end of the 1800s.
œI am very happy to be attending the TriestEspresso Expo as the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization,” Robeiro Oliveira Silva said in a press release. “Italy, a country that has contributed so much to the history of coffee, is a very active member of the ICO and will be hosting the upcoming Global Coffee Forum in September 2015. I thank the organizers of TriestEspresso for the invitation and look forward to joining coffee professionals from all over the world to celebrate the culture of espresso.”
Who goes to TriestEspresso? Everyone! Roasters, machinists, coffee growers, baristas, and cafe owners. Attendees can peruse the latest technology in the specialty-coffee industry ”from accessories and services, to coffee and equipment ”while networking with the industry powerhouses who will be teaching workshops and leading discussion for the three-day event.
In fact, hands-on training is one of the cornerstones of TriestEspresso, but offerings will be more diverse and extensive than ever this year: In addition to the usual workshops offered by SCAE in sensory analysis, cup tasting, and equipment use, additional training from active veterans of cafe ownership and operation will be taught as mini courses, which organizers describe as “bite-sized chunks… of about 60 minutes for visitors and exhibitors. The logical thread of these business courses, organized by Human Academy, will be to identify innovative strategies with which to develop one’s business.”
One of the most famous coffee residents of Trieste is, of course, illycaffe. illy’s University of Coffee has prepared a program for TriestEspresso that will cover topics including coffee and health, cup tasting, and the Brazilian coffee market.
Because the city is so well known as a coffee hub historically, visitors will be invited to discover the city by following itineraries set to take them to historic and high quality cafes, and even the Grotta Gigante “Underground Coffee,” which is a cave with the largest natural “room” in the world.
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES OF TRIESTESPRESSO EXPO 2014:
¢ Opening ceremony: Robeiro Oliveira Silva will speak on the outlook for next year’s coffee production at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 23.
¢ A discussion on the candidature of espresso coffee as a UNESCO intangible asset, a goal for which the Consortium for the protection of traditional Italian espresso coffee, consisting of important Italian brands in the sector, has begun working, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24.
¢ Coffee-tasting skill development: Try to recognize the various aromas in a cup of coffee at the FIPE (Italian Federation of Businesses Open to the Public) tasting bar, where by filling in a form you will be able to contribute to a survey carried out in collaboration with the Italian Tasters-Centro Studi Assaggiatori whose mission is to highlight the knowledge of the espresso coffee consumer.
¢ œI drink quality coffee by Andrej Godina and Francesco Sanapo at CaffÃ¨ San Marco.
¢ Marino Petracco, lecturer at the University of Coffee, will provide further insights with regard to the connection between coffee and health.
¢ Massimo Barnaba will present the subject of coffee tasting, with some pointers on the correct approach to cup tasting.
¢ Luca Turello, an illycaffÃ¨ agronomist, will outline the main limitations to growth in Brazilian production, providing the context for an understanding as to whether the South American country has reached its full potential.
Find the complete program HERE.
Pre-registrations are open for reduced priced tickets by going HERE.