Sintercafé hosted the 34th (virtual) edition on 12th and 13th November
We would like to sincerely thank Mr Roberto Ianni, business developer of TradeYourCoffee for Italy, who provided this documentation.
The most advantageous and best attended coffee event took place in a coffee producing nation. Each year more than 500 participants come to Sintercafé pursuing the opportunity to exchange information, share their experiences, and interact with the world’s top-notch coffee community in order to strengthen coffee commerce globally.
Sintercafé – International Coffee Week – is an annual event recognized worldwide which incorporates both sides of the coffee value chain. Each November Costa Rica becomes the meeting place for key decision makers from the most important coffee companies in the world.
Sintercafé, founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization whose main objective is the promotion of Costa Rica’s outstanding coffee. Below you will find the list of the speakers and the title of each speech.
9:00AM – Opening – Mr. Arnoldo Leiva
9:30AM – Café de Costa Rica: Next Gen – Mrs. María Auxiliadora Bonilla y Mr. Enrique Carvajal
10:30AM – From pandemic to climate change: the challenges we can overcome only together – Mr. Andrea Illy
Chairman, Illy Caffè
Before the pandemic, 60% of coffee consumption was out of home, in the hospitality channels. This poses a great challenge during the current pandemic. In the short term a diversification of distribution channels is essential.
10:45AM – Covid-19: How the Pandemic destroyed the box
11:30AM – Global Coffee: Tracking the Changes in a Post-Covid World – Mr. Michael Schaefer
12:15MD – Coffee varieties & Origin Diversity: Why Agricultural R&D is essential
for coffee’s future– PhD Vern Long
The main theme is the role that Agricultural Research & Development plays in coffee’s future, and how it contributes to discovering origin diversity and new coffee varieties.
9:00AM – Panel – Together Toward Tomorrow: EU Green Deal Implications
for the Coffee Industry
Engr. Carlos Fonseca Castro, Gerente Técnico, ICAFE.
Mrs. Eilee Gordon-Laity, Secretary General, European Coffee Federation.
Mr. Dean Sanders, Founder and Chairman, GoodBrand.
Mr. Cyrille Jannet, Vice President SCTA, Managing Director Keurig Trading.
Mr. Bill Murray, President & CEO, National Coffee Association, U.S.A.
10:00AM – True or False: Coronavirus boosts coffee consumption? – Mrs. Anna Vänskä
and Mr. Rami Kuusisto
10:45AM – The Post-Crisis Economy and Financial Markets– Mr. G.Scott Clemons
12:15PM – Have we sold sustainability short? Past advances and next steps in the coffee sector’s sustainability journey– PhD Janina Grabs