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.
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The conference will take place in August, a very interesting time to be visiting as there will be many coffees to taste and buy. Huila is close to the equator, and coffee is grown at high altitudes. It’s a region particularly associated with quality, a lot of speciality coffee is grown in this region, and in 2013 it received Denomination of Origin status (the same status awarded to champagne and many other foods and beverages with unique, location-specific characteristics).
Read more about Nordic Approach’s work in Colombia.
Practical Information about Colombia
Conference location: Pitalito, Huila
Airport: Benito Salas Airport, Neiva, Huila
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.
Weather in May:
Timezone: UTC -5
Cellphone service: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.