Huila, Colombia | September 20-24, 2018

GET AN UNMATCHED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Part origin trip, part lecture series, LTC will elevate your coffee knowledge

DISCOVER THE EXCITING HUILA REGION

Take in Huila’s flourishing specialty-coffee production firsthand

 

BUILD LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

Connect with the global supply chain at the industry’s longest-running producer-focused conference

Let’s Talk Coffee® Global heads to Colombia

For 15 years, Let’s Talk Coffee® has been a premier gathering at origin for global stakeholders from throughout the entire coffee value chain—from roasters, farmers and researchers to baristas, government leaders, and impact investors. This year, Let’s Talk Coffee® will be held September 20-24 in majestic Huila, Colombia.

Let’s Talk Coffee® 2018 attendees will have direct access to experts who will give highly engaging talks and lead action-oriented discussions about some of the most pressing issues in the industry. Topics will include:

  • Communicating Impact to Customers & Consumers
  • Predicting the Future: Key Market Trends and the State of the Industry
  • Climate Smart Agriculture: How World Coffee Research Is Using Science to Increase Quality
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: The Role of Blockchain, Machine Learning, and AI in Coffee
  • Measuring What Matters: Eliminating Brand Risk in Your Supply Chain
  • Collaborating for Impact: High-Performance Projects & Public-Private Partnerships
  • Innovations in Processing: On-Site Demos and an Introduction to the New Coffee Quality Institute Processing Certification

Explore Huila’s coffee production

While many coffee professionals have traveled to Colombia, far fewer have explored Huila, an emerging leader in both quality and volume—Huila’s production currently accounts for 16 percent of Colombia’s total coffee production. Let’s Talk Coffee® attendees will be able discover this growing region, learn about the opportunities it represents, and meet coffee leaders in the region who are excited to share their hard work with the specialty-coffee world. As part of the event, attendees will be treated to cuppings of exquisite Colombian specialty coffees from Huila and other regions, in addition to tastings of top Relationship Coffees from around the globe.

Visit Huila’s coffee farms and stunning attractions

Let’s Talk Coffee® 2018 is made possible thanks to generous support from the Government of Huila and strategic collaboration from Sustainable Harvest® supply partner Coocentral, one of the most important cooperatives in Colombia with over 4,000 members. Through these partnerships, attendees will be able to take field trips to some of Huila’s leading family farms and see beautiful attractions, such as the vast Tatacoa Desert and San Agustín Archaeological Park, home to hundreds of rare pre-Columbian monuments and sculptures.

A map of Huila highlighting the event venue in Neiva and the headquarters of Coocentral in Garzón

The Tatacoa Desert

Explore recent Let’s Talk Coffee® Events

Since 2003, Let’s Talk Coffee® has gathered coffee professionals from around the globe in exciting coffee origins. For a deeper look at the experience, check out our recaps of past events.

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