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Athens Coffee Festival has managed to gain a huge momentum and can now be recognized as one of the leading and most influential festivals for the coffee industry and its people, not only in Greece but also globally.
Coffee professionals as well as coffee aficionados both from Greece and abroad met for another year at the Athens Coffee Festival which has now established itself as one of the most important commercial and social events for the culture of quality coffee, worldwide. This dynamic is initially confirmed by the fact that large coffee trading and equipment companies from abroad as well as the Indonesian and Vietnamese Embassies participated as exhibitors at this year’s festival. At the same time, foreign representatives of the exhibitors who came to the festival were also impressed by the level of organization as well as the quality and quantity of visitors to the festival, which according to their statements is in their annual agenda.
At the same time, the festival is now a hot spot for professionals as well as coffee aficionados who travel to Greece to talk to the most dynamic Greek roasters as well as to the representatives of the leading brands, to exchange opinions with talented baristas and coffee specialists. Specifically, at this year’s festival visitors came from Cyprus, Italy, Austria, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, Scotland, Netherlands, USA, Estonia, North Macedonia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Also, another element that confirms the international character of the festival is the fact that well-known personalities from the international coffee scene give speeches and presentations and take part in panels during Coffee Masterclasses. This year, world famous barista and Marketing Manager of Samba Coffee Roasters Kamil Kamieniecki, the Quality Manager of Danesi Caffè, Ilaria Danesi and the owner of Pedron Caffe, Igor Pedron, participated at the coffee seminars.
Finally, even the musical events of the main stage had a bit of an international air since a dance group from the Indonesian Embassy danced traditional dances on Sunday and enchanted the audience.
Athens Coffee Festival is now a point of reference for professionals, but also the general public from all over the world who are interested in getting to know up close all the innovations and trends of the market, from the emblematic coffee houses as well as the renowned Greek and foreign specialty coffee roasters.