BANGALORE, India – India Coffee Trust in association with Coffee Board on Thursday announced the seventh edition of India International Coffee Festival (IICF) in Bangalore from January 16 to January 19.
Indian Coffee Trust president Anil Kumar Bhandari told a gathering that IICF 2018 will continue to be the premier platform for the coffee and allied industries to express and explore new and game changing ideas and solutions.
Coffee Board of India secretary Srivatsa Krishna said India would host in 2020 the International Coffee Organisation’s World Conference for the first time.
The Board, Krishna said, was working towards enhancing the growers’ share in the consumer spend. Citing data from an UK daily, Krishna said big brands globally sell a cup of coffee at an average of $4, whereas the growers’ share in that is only five cents.
“All the efforts of the Coffee Board is to see how we can help the growers move from five cents upwards. Even if we increase by two or three times, it will be a significant achievement. Most of our endeavours are in that direction,” Krishna said.