In the Athens Coffee Festival’s Chatroom, leading professionals and skilled scientists from Greece and eight other countries presented and discussed today’s dominant trends and the future of coffee.
All the latest trends, innovations, concerns and ideas, dominating the global coffee industry, were presented at the Athens Coffee Festival’s Chatroom by leading figures of the international market. The Chatroom program covered 25 hours of live presentations and demonstrations, addressed both to professionals and coffee aficionados, covering issues related to the present and future of coffee production, coffee history & culture, the aromatic potential and flavor profile of raw and roasted grains, the Italian espresso tradition and the challenges of specialty coffee, etc.
Foreign rapporteurs included the American scientist Emma Sage (member of the World Coffee Research team that drafted the emblematic Sensory Lexicon and the Coffee Flavor Wheel), the Italian espresso guru Marino Petracco (lead researcher at illycaffè), the legendary Greek coffee producer Eleana Georgali from Ethopia, Alexandros Delithanassis who continues a two-century-old tradition of Greek presence in the Trieste cafeteria market, and others.
The Chatroom program reflected the latest international trends in coffee cultivation, production and processing, as well as in the preparation of beverages. At the same time, it mapped the tastes of the modern consumer, recorded aspects of the history of coffee and offered its visitors food for thought.