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Official Guest Country

Thank you for your interest in our Official Guest Country. The Secretariat is pleased to introduce our next Official Guest Country!

Who will be the next Guest Country of Coffee Expo Seoul 2019?

The 2018 Guest Country is Costa Rica!

Café de Costa Rica History

Costa Rica was the first Central American country that established this flourishing industry. 1720 is the coffee introduction date to the Americas, when the Coffea Arábica specie, Typica variety first seeds came to the Martinique island, in The Antilles; and then were grown in the Costa Rica Province at the end of the 18th century.

Coffee has been a fundamental pillar for Costa Rican society and an engine of its economic, social and cultural development. That’s why it has been correctly called, “The Golden Bean”. Several factors favored the establishment of this “Golden Coffee Bean”: lands where first plantations were established are characterized by extremely fertile and volcanic origin soils; two seasons (dry and rainy); relatively uniform and favorable temperatures along the year for the development of the coffee plant.

CAFÉ DE COSTA RICA PROPOSES ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND ETHICAL TRANSPARENCY, QUALITY AND TRACEABILITY TO THE WORLD

Providing more environmental, social, ethical, quality and traceability information of coffee, is what Café de Costa Rica is looking for with the Costa Rican Coffee Traceability Statement (CRCTS) project, developed by the Costa Rica Coffee Institute, ICAFE.

The CRCTS expects to generate greater added value for Café de Costa Rica excellent quality. At the same time, environmental, social and economic sustainability for the coffee Sector, fulfilling the expectations of the millennial consumer population (interested in knowing the origin and practices behind the products that it buying and consuming), reaffirming the positioning of our coffee in terms of quality, innovation and leadership.

The information that is collected, the way in which it is collected and validated, is based on a Protocol that supports the CRCTS through a declaration and a mobile application. The CRCTS is developed in two stages: the first is a protocol composed of environmental, social, ethical and quality indicators that come mainly from the Costa Rican legal framework, including Law 2762, which regulates the coffee Sector and is unique in the world. In the second stage, a technological platform (mobile application) will be developed which will gather the parameters compliance and show the information to the final consumers in order to satisfy this population`s demands.

With the CRCTS, we ensure that about 78% of the coffee export price reaches the Producer; that each coffee Producer, Mill and Exporter comply with occupational health and safety requirements, and that the industrialized processes are correctly carried out.

The 2017 Guest Country is Indonesia!

Indonesia Coffee

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Introduction to Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s 3rd biggest coffee producing country in 2014, according to International Coffee Organization. Indonesia’s 3,200 mile archipelago with more than 17,000 island, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to existence of variety of coffees.

Specialty Arabic coffee in Indonesia’s most popularly exported product and has gained worldwide acknowledgement. This has positioned Indonesia as the 2nd largest specialty Arabic exporter in the world, with 150,000 tons of export per year. Nearly 100 genetic varieties of Arabic coffee have been created in 1699, some of these include Sumatera Lintong, Sumatera Kerinci, Sumatera Solok Minang, Java Preanger, Java ljen Raung, Jave Estaste, Sulawesi Toraja, Papua Wamena and much more.

Indonesia is the world’s 3rd biggest coffee producing country in 2014, according to International Coffee Organization. Indonesia’s 3,200 mile archipelago with more than 17,000 island, 120 active volcanoes, ample rainfall, fertile soil, and ideal temperatures have led to existence of variety of coffees.

Variety of Indonesian Coffee:

Java, Luwak, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Gayo, Kintamani, Papua Wamena, Flores Bajawa

 

Distribution Coffee Growing Areas in Indonesia

Indonesian coffee production

2016 Guest Country: Brazil

In 2016, we welcomed Brasil
as our Guest Country

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Introduction to Brasil

Brazil is one of the most important actor in the world agribusiness. The country developed the highest technology to produce food, fibers and energy in a tropical climate and playing an important role in the world agriculture commodities market.

Despite of being at the top three producer and export in many products such as orange juice, coffee, sugar and ethanol, poultry, soybeans, maize and others, it always important to reinforce that this large country still have 61% of its land preserved with its natural forest, especially the tropical one.

In the last 40 years, we increased our productivity more than 3.2 times, using 3 times less land to cultivate our most planted crops.

Even though you don´t have any information about Brazil, you are already consuming our products daily such as soybean made products, sugar, meat, nuts, coffee and many others that are about 6% of Korean total agribusiness import.

Regional Map of Brasil’s Coffee

A general overview of the regions where Brasil’s famous coffee beans originate from. Click image for a larger look at the map.

2015 Guest Country: Colombia

In 2015, we welcomed Colombia
as our Guest Country

2014 Guest Country: Ethiopia

In 2014, we welcomed Ethiopia
as our First Guest Country