Inauguration of Caféothèque de Paris

15 September 2005

The Executive Director, Mr. Néstor Osorio, was invited on 15 September 2005 to the inauguration of the Caféothèque, a space set up in the heart of Paris by the Project Connaissance du Café that will serve as the depositary of the most important collection of samples of best coffees from all origins, with an accent on award winning quality coffees. The Caféothèque will operate as a living archive, a laboratory and a school, thus allowing to the general public the full discovery of the many flavours and aromas that coffee has to offer. Under the leadership of Mrs. Gloria Montenegro, the Project Connaissance du Café has been working since its foundation for the valorisation of those great coffees which have been classified as “grand cru” by a selected jury, thus creating an awareness of the importance of origin as a crucial element in the classification of coffee.
During the event, the Executive Director, who was made Honorary President of the Caféothèque, underlined the importance of this effort of quality enhancement, and stressed once again the relevance of this type of initiatives in raising attention amongst consumers of the manifold possibilities for appreciating coffee beyond its brewing methods.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  12/11/2018
  change
ICO Composite 108.63 -2.3%
Colombian Milds 137.48 -2.9%
Other Milds 134.97 -2.5%
Brazilian Naturals 111.61 -3.0%
Robustas 83.67 -1.3%

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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

This year we have chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’. Women play as important a role in the whole of the coffee chain as men, from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing… and drinking it. To find out more visit the dedicated International Coffee Day website. 


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