IICF 2018 enthralls coffee enthusiasts in the Garden City

Bengaluru, January 19, 2018: The third day of the 7th Edition of India International Coffee Festival 2018 hosted at The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru saw a host of activities including the coffee workshops, exhibition, keynote sessions, Fireside chat with Shri Priyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Government of Karnataka, Coffee Quiz Competition for Coffee enthusiasts ending the day with Café Awards ceremony.

The daystarted with workshops on ‘Role of sustainability in Post-Harvest ProcessingEquipment to secure the right quality, type and quantity of coffee.’ Thesession was led by Mr. Carlos Brando and Mr. Joao Alberto PeresBrando from Pea Marketing Ltd.

ShriPriyank Kharge, Hon’ble Minister for IT, BT and Tourism, Government ofKarnataka graced the occasion and attended a fireside chat session alongwith Mr. Anil Kumar Bhandari, President, India Coffee Trust where he emphasizedon experiential tourism. “Today people want to experience and learnfrom their outings, hence experiential tourism is leading to a lot of buzzaround homestays. We have offline and online strategies in place and are readyto build infrastructure and jointly manage it with associations. We have openedup 11 new eco-trails that will benefit the homestays and provide exhilaratingexperience to travelers,” said Shri Priyank Kharge whileaddressing the gathering.

Hefurther said that, “I am privileged to have a unique opportunity tobring together information technology and biotech to further tourism in thestate. I urge the startup fraternity and innovators to come forward withsolutions that will help us build a sustainable tourism ecosystem inKarnataka.”

Commentingon this occasion, Mr. Anil Kumar Bhandari, President, India Coffee Trustsaid, “This year the festival focused on skill-building workshops,showcase of products and services, key sessions by delegates on Global CoffeeOutlook and Future of Indian Coffee Sector.”

“TheIndian coffee sector is growing at a rapid pace. And to sustain this growth,the dependence on government subsidies needs to come to an end,” said Shri Srivatsa Krishna,IAS, Chief Executive Officer and  Secretary, Coffee Board of India.

Also,addressing a keynote session here, Mr. Jose Dauster Sette, ExecutiveDirector, International Coffee Organization said, “India is thesixth place in internal coffee consumption. In future by 2050, the productionof world coffee might further decrease due to factors such as climate changethat facilitates spread of pests and diseases. Both Arabica and Robusta arealso negatively affected by the climate change.”

Listof IICF 2018 Café Awards:

 

Sr No

Category

Winner

1

Best Stand-Alone Café

Bean Here from Allahabad

 

2

Best Café Service

Meraki The Coffee House from Surat

3

Best Food at a Café

Piccadily Square from Kolkata

 

4

Best Themed Café

Bean Here from Allahabad

 

5

Café serving the Best ‘Filter Café’

Kalmane Koffees from Bengaluru

 

6

Best Café Chain

Ciclo Café

 

 

IICFBest Micro Roaster-Café Awards:

 

Sr No

Category

Winner

1

Best Micro Roaster-Café Award 2018 for South Indian Filter Black Coffee

Flying Squirrel for ‘Rohan Bopanna’s Master Blend’

2

Best Micro Roaster-Café Award 2018 for French Press Coffee [Wild Card Entry]

Third Wave Coffee Roasters for‘Attikan Estate’

 

Certificates:

 

Sr No

Category

Winner

1

Certificate of Commendation for Coffee-Chicory Blend as South Indian Filter Black Coffee

Kalmane Koffees for ‘Bluegrass’

2

Certificate of Creativity for South Indian Filter Black Coffee

Coffee Mechanics for ‘Srilakshmi Estate’


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