The West African Specialty Coffee Association (WASCA) and National Association of Chambers of Commerce Mines and Agricultures (NACCIMA) have announced that the World Coffee and Tea Expo 2023, a global gathering dedicated to the celebration and evolution of the coffee and tea industry will hold in Lagos.
This year, the Expo’s theme, “Exploring Circular Economy and Regenerative Coffee and Tea Agriculture,” takes center stage, promising to revolutionize our approach to these beloved beverages.
Scheduled to unfold from 23-24 October in the city of Lagos, the World Coffee and Tea Expo 2023 brings together coffee and tea enthusiasts, professionals, industry leaders, and innovators from around the world.
According to a statement by the organizers on Tuesday, the heart of this year’s event is the exploration of circular economy principles and regenerative agricultural practices, aiming to create a sustainable future for the industry.
“Embracing Circular Economy Principles. The Expo will shine a spotlight on the transformative potential of circular economy practices in the coffee and tea sector. Circular economy principles promote resource efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainable sourcing. This approach can lead to cost savings, environmental conservation, and enhanced product quality. International guest speakers will share their expertise and insights on how circular economy practices can reshape the industry’s landscape.
Regenerative Coffee and Tea Agriculture. In addition to circular economy discussions, the Expo will delve into the realm of regenerative agriculture. The focus will be on fostering practices that not only sustain but actively improve the health of coffee and tea ecosystems. These approaches can enhance crop resilience, soil health, and biodiversity, ensuring the long-term viability of coffee and tea production.
Larry Segun-Lean, President of WASCA, stated, “This year, we wanted to celebrate the incredible heritage of West African tea, an often underappreciated aspect of our industry.”
Julian Baricuatro, co-founder of WASCA and the Managing Director of the World Superfoods Expo, added, “We invite all tea lovers, professionals, and enthusiasts to join us at the World Coffee and Tea Expo 2023 to discover the diverse range of flavors, aromatic profiles, and unique brewing techniques that define West African coffee and tea culture. Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery and be captivated by the hidden gems that await in our remarkable region.”
Highlights of the Expo
International Guest Speakers: Renowned experts from around the globe will present on circular economy principles and regenerative agriculture, offering valuable insights and practical solutions.
Engage in hands-on workshops, exploring sustainable brewing methods, circular packaging solutions, and regenerative farming techniques.
Tasting Experiences: Immerse yourself in the world of coffee and tea with guided tastings, featuring a diverse range of flavors and aromatic profiles.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals, farmers, and fellow enthusiasts, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Marketplace: Explore a marketplace showcasing innovative products and solutions aligned with circular economy and regenerative practices.
The World Coffee and Tea Expo 2023 promises to be a transformative event, shaping the future of our industry. Join us in Lagos to be a part of this remarkable journey towards sustainability, innovation, and a deeper appreciation for coffee and tea.
Date: October 23-24, 2023
Venue: Lagos Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (LCCI – Conference And Exhibition Centre), 10 Dr Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, Drive 101233, Lagos, Nigeria