June 16, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 16 Jun: Next year’s WoC Europe event to take place in Copenhagen, first speakers announced for PRF Colombia 2023 & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

Mon, 12 Jun

  • PRF Colombia announces first line up of speakers. PRF Colombia will once again take place at the Plaza Mayor venue in Medellín on 14 & 15 September 2023. The first speakers include Martin Mayorga of Mayorga Coffee, Adriana Quiceno of RTS International, Ángela Barrero of Bodega De La Finca, and Matt Swenson of Nestlé Coffee Partners.
  • ONA Coffee’s Sasa Sestic and Hugh Kelly to launch new Sanremo X-One in UK. Sestic (also founder of Project Origin and the 2015 World Barista Champion) and Kelly (2021 WBC finalist) will co-host the Chasing the perfect cup event on 26 & 27 June. Alongside the launch of Sanremo’s X-One espresso machine, Sestic and Kelly will also host a series of workshops, including one on extract chilling.

Tue, 13 Jun

  • Mozambique joins the International Coffee Organisation. The organisation says Mozambique produces some of the world’s most environmentally and socially sustainable coffee, including shade-grown coffees in Gorongosa National Park. By joining the ICO, the country aims to contribute to developing sustainability policies for global coffee production, as well as within its own sector.

Wed, 14 Jun

  • Eversys S.A. fully acquires UK subsidiary. The coffee machine manufacturer acquired the remaining 49% stake in Eversys UK Limited, which was previously held by a local managing group. The UK subsidiary employs around 50 people.

Thu, 15 Jun

  • Certification body 4C hosts Regional Stakeholder Conference in Campinas, Brazil. Some 170 coffee and sustainability professionals attended the New Requirements for Coffee Exports and Latest Developments in Sustainability Certification event, along with government officials. Key themes covered at the conference included the new EU anti-deforestation regulations, with a specific focus on the German market.

Fri, 16 Jun

  • Caffè Culture Show announces new talks programme Total Coffee. Curated by United Baristas founder Tim Ridley, and co-sponsored by Sanremo, Total Coffee explores key themes and trends in the coffee industry. Speakers at this year’s event, which will take place on 3 & 4 October, will include Vanúsia Nogueira, Executive Director of the ICO, and UK Barista Champion Paul Ross.
The logo of World of Coffee Athens 2023.

What not to miss at World of Coffee Athens

Next week, World of Coffee Athens will take place at the Athens Metropolitan Expo from 22 to 24 June.

The event will host four 2023 World Coffee Championships: World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship, and World Cezve/Ibrik Championship.

The SCA’s flagship European World of Coffee trade show will also host the Best New Product and Coffee Design Awards – as well as lectures, workshops and cupping sessions.

A large number of exhibitors are expected to attend the event, including:

  • Gruppo Cimbali – commercial espresso machine and grinder manufacturer
  • Pentair – water filtration systems company
  • Ecotact – green coffee packaging solutions company
  • Dalla Corte – professional espresso machine and grinder manufacturer
  • Sancoffee – specialty green coffee trader in Brazil
  • Ally Coffee – specialty green coffee importer
  • MTPak Coffee – coffee packaging and takeaway cup manufacturer
  • AeroPress – coffee brewer manufacturer
  • Cropster – coffee software company
  • Rancilio – commercial and prosumer coffee machine and grinder manufacturer
  • Covoya Coffee – specialty green coffee trader (formerly Olam Specialty Coffee)
  • Marco Beverage Systems – beverage dispensing solutions manufacturer
  • Guatemalan Coffees – official specialty green coffee trader for Anacafé
  • Stronghold – professional coffee roaster manufacturer
  • IMF – commercial coffee roaster manufacturer
  • Taf Coffee – Greek specialty coffee roaster
  • Roastelier by Buondi Craft – roasting solutions manufacturer
  • Fiorenzato – premium coffee equipment manufacturer
  • Sanremo – professional espresso machine and grinder manufacturer
  • Toddy – cold brew equipment manufacturer
  • Latte Art Factory – commercial milk foaming solutions manufacturer
  • Sucafina – international specialty green coffee trader
  • Pinhalense – coffee processing technology company
  • Heylo – modular espresso machine manufacturer
  • Elektra – home and professional espresso machine manufacturer
  • Fairtrade – global sustainability certification
  • Lallemand – yeast and bacteria developer and supplier
  • BWT water+more – water filtration solutions company
  • !FEST Coffee Mission – specialty green coffee trader
  • Aillio – countertop roaster manufacturer

These companies will be joined by many other prominent brands in the industry, including roasters, green coffee traders, coffee producers, and coffee equipment manufacturers. For more information and to register, visit the World of Coffee website.

JNP Coffee cups Burundi coffees at WoC Milan

Here are a few coffee news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Thu, 8 Jun – Löfbergs sells Percol brand to focus on UK market. Indian brand Continental Coffee acquired Percol, which was first acquired by Löfbergs in 2013. The Swedish coffee company says the acquisition will allow it to focus on strengthening and developing its brand in the UK.

Photo credits: Producer Roaster Forum, Specialty Coffee Association

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