BANGALORE TO HOST 5th EDITION OF INDIA INTERNATIONAL COFFEE FESTIVAL FROM 21st JANUARY,2014 TO 25th JANUARY,2014.
National and international players in the coffee industry including policy makers,industry captains,exporters,manufacturers and
world leaders in the coffee industry will be participating in the IICF.The Theme of the conference will be " THE CHANGING FACE OF COFFEE".The conference will be
addressed by 40 global experts covering marketing & production trends.Workshops
on processing, roasting and brewing will be held by leading global companies like
Pinhalense,Probat,Buhler,Bunn O Matic,Marco & Kaapi machines.The highlights of
this five day event will be Coffee Awards,Coffee trail,Barista championship,Coffee Quiz and Lauch pad.
The event was addressed by Mr.K.J.George,Minister for Home,Government of karnataka,Mr.S.V.Ranganath,Chief secretary,Govt.of karnataka,Mr.Jawaid Akhtar,
Chairman,Coffee Board,Mr.Hameed Huq,M.D,Tata Coffee,Mr.Anil kumar Bhandari,
President,India Coffee Trust, Mr.sahadev Balakrishna-Trustee,India Coffee Trust.
About the coffee industry:The total production of Coffee in the country last year
was 3,18,000 M.T.This year production target is 3,47,00 M.T. The country is exporting 70% of its production.The domestic consumtion though low is growing at
5 to 6% .The per capita consumption of coffee is just 90 gms.The country has to increase the domestic consumption.
The Coffee industry faces many problems which includes shortage of skilled
man power and the attacks from the pests like White stem Borer
Black Twig Borer ,Coffee Borer Beetle etc.Hence, there is an urgent need to address these problems.Further, there is also need to brand Indian Coffee and also expand the area of cultivation. .