As soon as you enter the floor of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo you know that something special is taking place. The differences in cultures, languages and backgrounds dissipate as participants come together to share their passion for coffee. This year, the Expo organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) was held in Seattle with a record-breaking success of 14,000 participants.
During the three-day show, attendees had the opportunity to immerse in the world of coffee. Nitrogen infused coffee, coffee beer, coffee makers that resemble a piece of art in any kitchen and new health-conscious options, were some of the fresh trends of the show.
Mercon was present at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo and contributed to the innovative spirit of the event with the launch of Robusta coffee from Nicaragua for export. This was the first time that buyers were offered this variety from Nicaragua, and were very pleased to learn more about our Washed and Natural Robusta coffees. “Robusta from Nicaragua is the most exciting thing I have seen in this year’s show”, shared Joe Bettinger from Global Coffee Trading.
We were very excited to welcome our clients, as well as many other participants, to our booth and share with them the vision of our Group and the amazing products we offer such as our Premium Estates and Coffee Flour. Visitors also had the chance to enjoy our coffee and Norman Ramirez, Quality Manager, guided them to identify the body, flavor as well as other qualities from each cup.
During this event, Luis Alberto Chamorro, Origin Director, also participated as a speaker at the “Financing Sustainability” conference organized by Starbucks, where he explained the importance of working together with coffee producers to increase the productivity of plantations through the right allocation of resources.
Each year, the Global Specialty Coffee Expo gets better and better. In 2017, the event included pathway classes, lectures and meet-and-greet sessions with coffee scientists. The Mercon team took advantage of this educational program, as well as the spaces created to connect with our clients and other potential partners. In short, this was another successful event for the team and a learning experience for all!