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The ninth edition of TriestEspresso Expo opens tomorrow in Trieste

TRIESTE, Italy – TriestEspresso Expo, organized by the Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia in cooperation with Associazione Caffè Trieste, is opening tomorrow in the fascinating location of Trieste’s “Porto Vecchio”, the ancient port of the city, and in the Hydrodynamic Station – Centrale Idrodinamica, an iconic example of industrial archeology.

Both venues clearly evoke the long history and extensive expertise of Trieste’s coffee industry, starting from the moment coffee truly began to conquer “the Old Continent” and ships crossed oceans to dock on these piers with their precious merchandise.

TriestEspresso Expo is a must-attend B2B event for an international audience. Its main highlight is its exhibition area, with around 200 exhibitors, among the most important coffee brands in the world.

Green coffee importers, roasters, manufactures of espresso equipment, roasting and processing machines, manufactures of packaging, cups and a wide range of merchandise connected to coffee, but also services and forwarders companies are present. A wide programme of side-events focused on high level training completes the event.

During the last edition, in 2016, 12.500 professional visitors attended TriestEspresso Expo, 38% of which came from abroad, from 83 countries, especially from Central and Eastern Europe (52%). TriestEspresso Expo thus confirms, in fact, its relevance and role as privileged gateway for doing business with these dynamic markets.

Professional training: the menu

Three currents, three different training approaches in the world of coffee. An entire day dedicated to training or brief focuses to dissect a specific theme. In other words, an education program able to satisfy anyone who feels like it is time to update or consolidate one’s expertise.

An high-level training offer led by known and accredited brands operating at international level. We are talking about IIAC- International Institute of Coffee Tasters, Umami Area and Università del Caffè illy.

The International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), founded in 1993 and with branches in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, during its 25 years of history has carried out hundreds of courses, especially dedicated to the acquisition of coffee tasting licenses, which have been attended by operators and coffee lovers from all over the world.

A young and dynamic association, Umami Area, guided by the coffee expert Andrej Godina, will present short training sessions focusing on some of the new trends in the coffee sector, such as micro-roasteries.

Last but not least, the Università del Caffè illy: with branches in Trieste and all over the world, it is a centre of excellence open to entrepreneurs from the coffee sector, professionals in the hospitality industry and all coffee lovers, with the aim of promoting and spreading the culture of high-quality coffee. A specific programme has been prepared for TriestEspresso Expo.

The choice of structuring a high level professional training program is fully coherent with the location the trade fair is taking place in: Trieste is an highly specialized hub, spanning from logistics to coffee bean processing, boasting a 300 years-long history in the coffee sector.

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