You may not know it but India has more than curry and beaches to offer to the world. In fact, coffee is a big thing there as it is in the rest of the world. In fact, come October, the India International Coffee Festival (IICF) is going to be held in Bangalore. It looks like it’s more of a trade fair to me, but it still is an interesting bit of news to coffeeholics. The Hindu reports:
bout 40 exhibitors from the different segments like growers, exporters, equipment makers and dealers, processors, manufacturers comprising all major brands will set up their booth at the Coffee Expo, G V Krishna Rau, Chairman Coffee Board of India, told reporters here on Wednesday.
The conference is expected to attract over 500 delegates from across the world and will provide an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities and start building business relations, he said. Representatives from Brazil, Germany, Italy, Sweden, US and England will participate.
If the variety of representatives from the international community is any indication, then the people of India just might be in for a coffee explosion in the near future. If you know anyone who lives in India or who is interested in starting a business related to coffee over there, then this festival might be the thing for them. One of the goals of the festival is to promote knowledge and information on how to capitalize on the coffee industry in the country. Come to think of it, I don’t think I have tasted coffee from India. Have you?
Originally posted on August 15, 2009 @ 10:48 am