Conferences for Coffee Brainiacs

Susie Spindler of Cup of Excellence will be among the speakers at the World Coffee Leaders Forum.

There are so many reasons we all love the specialty-coffee industry, and the many opportunities to mingle with our intelligent, funny, witty, thoughtful peers is high among them. There are two international conferences coming up that will be all-brains-all-day, that is to say, hella highbrow. Check ‘em out:

THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COFFEE SCIENCE, ASIC
September 8–14, 2013
Armenia, Colombia

The Association for Science and Information on Coffee (ASIC) is a permanent organization which periodically brings together specialists from all over the world working in the different fields of coffee science and technology, giving them the opportunity to present and compare their investigations. ASIC encourages and coordinates research to contribute to a better use of coffee and its derivatives and to the improvement of coffee quality in the mutual interest of producers, wholesalers, industrialists and consumers.

The conference takes place in a different producing country each year.The Colombian Coffee Federation is proud to host it in 2013. To find out about the 2012 ASIC, which was held in Costa Rica, go here. Conference and registration for this year’s event will be available soon. Stay tuned to the Colombian Coffee Federation.

Attendees at the 2012 ASIC Conference in Costa Rica.

Attendees at the 2012 ASIC Conference in Costa Rica.

 

THE WORLD COFFEE LEADERS FORUM
November 20–22, 2013
Seoul, Korea

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This first international coffee forum in Asia will address the topic of “Global Coffee Industry Trends and Challenges of the Asian Market.” Here is a list of the confirmed speakers so far:

• Robert F. Nelson (National Coffee Association, USA)
• Santiago Pardo (Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Colombia)
• Morten Wennersgaard (Nordic Approach Imports, Norway)
• Christian Bunn (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Germany) – Dr. Flavio Meira Borem (Federal University of Lavras, Brazil)
• Cate Batson Baril (Sustainable Harvest Coffee Imports, USA)
• Mark Furniss (VolCafe, UK)
• Susie Spindler (Cup of Excellence, USA)
• Xinia Chaves Quiros (Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock, Costa Rica)

Susie Spindler of Cup of Excellence will be among the speakers at the World Coffee Leaders Forum.

Susie Spindler of Cup of Excellence will be among the speakers at the World Coffee Leaders Forum.

Registration will open in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the official website for news.

 

 

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Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.