Origin Approach: Colombia 2019:
- Location: Ciudad Bolívar, Antioquia, Colombia
- Dates: Monday, 9th September to Friday 13th September 2019
- Cost: €700 (excludes airfare)
- Topics: Cultivars, processing, producer-level economics…
- Activities: 10 lectures/panels, 7 cupping sessions, 3 field trips, 2 social events
- Participants: maximum of 30
Ever wanted to go on an origin trip?
This event brings together roasters, retailers, producers and local coffee scientists. Learn from experts on the latest trends on how specialty coffee is produced, processed and traded in Colombia. The event is organized with a mix of lectures, cuppings, field trips, panel discussions, and practical activities. Topics such as cultivars coffee processing and production, economics at producer level and sustainability will be covered… with a focus on the Colombian context.
We believe a smart and creative way to foster our industry and community is through experiences and education about sustainable quality production and supply chain. That’s why we have created a space to talk, cup and discuss to raise awareness of our actions and the impact we make as actors in this industry. And what better way is there than to experience this together with producers and experts in origin.
Some topics we will cover are:
- Colombia’s coffee sector: history, evolution, coffee regions, supply chain.
- Genetic improvement and selection of varieties for improve leaf rust resistance, cup profile and yield.
- Coffee and Climate change
- Improvements in the coffee processing: less consumption/energy and water
- Market: pricing of coffee
- Coffee consumption in Colombia: status of specialty coffee and traditional consumption
- Current productivity and quality opportunities for Colombia
We recommend that you get to Medellin on or before September 8th. We will meet at 07.00 September 9th in Medellin to travel together to Bolivar, Antioquia. On Saturday 14th we will travel together back to Medellin.
|Time||Monday, September 9, 2019||Tuesday, September 10, 2019||Wednesday, September 11, 2019||Thursday, September 12, 2019||Friday, September 13, 2019|
|06:00||–||Get ready for day||Get ready for day||Get ready for day||Get ready for day|
|07:00||Meet in Medellin||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|08:00||Travel to Cuidad Bolivar||Travel to VENUE||Travel to VENUE||Travel to VENUE||Travel to farm|
|09:00||Travel to Cuidad Bolivar||Lecture #1 (40 min) and Q&A to introduce Colombia’s coffee sector: history, evolution.||Lecture #4 (40 min) and Q&A on Coffee and Climate change.||Lecture #6 (40 min) and Q&A: Latest research in coffee processing.||Visit to Juan Farm|
|10:00||Traditional Breakfast||Lecture #2 (40 min) and Q&A how the supply chain works (FCN, cooperatives, privates, intermediaries, milling, losses, grading etc).||Lecture #5 (40 min) and Q&A on genetic improvement and selection of varieties for improve leaf rust resistance, cup profile and yield.||Lecture #7 (40 min) and Q&A: Overview of operations at farmer installations and review of different processing.||Visit to Juan Farm|
|11:00||Travel to Cuidad Bolivar||Panel discussion #3 (20 min) and Q&A how coffee price is set.||Cupping session #3||Cupping session #4||Visit to Juan Farm|
|12:00||Travel to Cuidad Bolivar||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch||Visit to Juan Farm|
|13:00||Visit to Farm||Cupping session #1||Travel to farm||Lecture #8 (40 min) and Q&A: Improvements at the Juan’s farm.||Lunch|
|14:00||Visit to Farm||Cupping #2 and FFT presentation||Horse ride and field trip||Cupping session #5||Travel to Bolivar|
|15:00||Lunch||Free time||Horse ride and field trip||Lecture #9 (40 min) and Q&A Innovation in different processing methods||Cupping #7 and Azahar presentation|
|16:00||Travel to Cuidad Bolivar||Go to hotel + Guided City tour.||Horse ride and field trip||Cupping #6 and Inconexus presentation||Discussion: farmers, exporters and roasters.|
|17:00||Check-in at||Go to hotel + Guided City tour.||Horse ride and field trip||Free time||Curate some presentations from roasters to the farmers etc.|
|18:00||Free time||Free time||Free time||Free time||Free time|
|19:00||Dinner: Introduction nd cultural event||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Cultural event|
|20:00||Dinner: Introduction nd cultural event||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner/party|
|21:00||Free time||Free time||Free time||Free time||Dinner/party|
Read more about Nordic Approach’s work in Colombia.
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Practical Information about Colombia
Conference location: Camara de Comercio de Medellin – Centro Empresarial Suroeste, Ciudad Bolivar, Antioquia
Distance from airport to conference area: 4 hours (to be organised by us)
Currency: Colombian peso
Food: Local fresh food. Please let us know through email if you have any allergies ahead of time.
Timezone: UTC -5
Visa: remember to check with your country the Visa requirements to travel to Colombia.
Vaccine: check if you require to get any vaccine when traveling to Colombia.