Meet on the shores of the Great Lakes to Inspire the
Sustainable Resurgence of the African Coffee Industry
The African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition is Africa’s Largest Coffee Trade Platform that brings over 2000 regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof.
For the first time in the conference’s history, Burundi will play host to the 11th African Fine Coffees Conference & Exhibition. The event will be held from the Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th February 2014 in its beautiful capital, Bujumbura
Coffee in Burundi accounts for two thirds of the exports income. Burundi Coffee is full bodied, balanced, brightly acidic with a sweet flavor and interesting wild note often associated with Eastern African Coffees.
Burundi has a rich musical heritage, particularly in the area of percussion. Drummers from Burundi are world famous, and the country’s main coffee export is calledCafe du Burundi.
Beautiful Burundi is a tiny little nation of soaring mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is sandwiched between the African giants of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. This beautiful nation has once again began to receive a trickle of travelers as the word had gotten out about the beating heart of Africa.
The steamy capital Bujumbura has a lovely location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and just outside the city are some of the finest inland beaches on the continent.
Ask the old Africa hands about Burundi, and it is the sort of place they go misty-eyed about and hark back to the life of the lotus-eaters.
Even as much of the countries beauty is only being discovered, the stunning scenery and warmth of the Burundians more than compensates. Visit the southernmost source of the Nile, the ancient forest of Kibira National Parc or the spot where Stanley was reputed to have uttered those timeless words ‘Dr Livingstone I presume?’
Burundi has a mild climate with a rich forest, wild savannah, unique bird lakes, a diverse culture and celebrated sacred drummers of Gishora!
The 11th AFCC&E in Bujumbura, Burundi promises to provide a fantastic line up of international and regional internationally acclaimed speakers.
The wonderful exhibition area has increasingly been as seen as pivotal in providing a unique opportunity to exhibitors showcase the best coffees and affiliated services providing ample opportunity to network with coffee luminaries from all over the world. This will be the perfect platform for gathering valuable coffee information, building trade relations and buyer and seller interaction.