Cupping the experience... Specialty coffee Ecuador

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Explore Ecuador's diverse coffee regions at our "Cupping the Experience... Specialty Coffee Ecuador" event on 24 October 2023 from 16:00 to 19:30 at CoffeeLab Independent. Join us on an adventure through unique coffee varieties and discover the sustainability initiatives driving Ecuador's coffee industry.

Explore the rich and diverse coffee regions of Ecuador

Take a guided cupping experience into the world of Ecuadorian coffee. Depending on the altitude and region, from the coffee farms of Loja to the picturesque Intag Valley, Ecuador offers a wide variety of coffees. We will explore the unique flavours and characteristics of Ecuador's prized Sidra and Tipica Mejorada coffees.

• Date: 24th October, 2023.

•Time: 16:00 - 19:30

• Venue: CoffeeLab Independent, Ghent, Belgium.

What's On?

  • 16:00 - Brewing Impact: Learn about Rikolto's coffee projects that are shaping the future of coffee production - Liesbeth Van Meulder, Rikolto.
  • 16:30 - Ecuadorian Coffee Odyssey: Discover the CREA project and its role in supporting local coffee communities - Miguel Escudero, Rikolto.
  • 17:00 - Ecuadorian coffee tasting: Experience the diverse and unique coffees of Ecuador - Raf Van den Bruel, CoffeeLab Independent.
  • 18:30 - Drinks and networking!

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a unique coffee experience and support sustainable coffee practices in Ecuador. This event is for coffee professionals - if you're a coffee enthusiast, please register and we'll confirm your place subject to availability.

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About us

Rikolto is organising this event with the specialised collaboration of CoffeeLab Independent. It is designed to introduce coffee professionals in Europe to the extraordinary care and dedication that goes into every Ecuadorian coffee bean.

The event, an initiative of the CREA project, aims to inspire confidence in the quality and authenticity of Ecuadorian coffee. A European Union co-funded project. The CREA project promotes strategies to strengthen and improve the competitiveness and innovation of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and producer organisations in Ecuador. The aim is to develop European markets for sustainable products in eight priority sectors: avocado, coffee, cocoa, banana, guayusa, green banana, soursop and quinoa.

The Diablo Huma (Aya Huma), one of Ecuador's Andean legends, provided the graphic inspiration for this event. Through the legends behind the character, we want to highlight gratitude to the land, the protection of crops and the diversity of Ecuador's agri-food sector.

Check out the CREA product catalogue...

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