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TriestEspresso Expo is confirmed as the world capital of espresso

After 4 years and a pandemic, as many as ten thousand operators from 42 countries

After the 4-year pause enforced by the pandemic, the tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo went beyond all expectations thanks to the trust that operators placed in the event.

The world has changed since 2018, but the Chamber of Commerce’s bet with coffee entrepreneurs has proved to be a winner. “Businesses and institutions have contributed to the success of this restart,” commented Antonio Paoletti, Chairman of Cciaa Vg, “and I would like to thank the Municipality of Trieste with Mayor Roberto Dipiazza and Councillor Giorgio Rossi, and Federalberghi for supporting us in every action necessary to make the Trieste Convention Center (Tcc) and the heart of Porto Vecchio an international exhibition space.”

The event in the Tcc organized by the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce through its in-house company Aries, with the joint organization and contribution of the Municipality of Trieste, the Convention and Visitor Bureau and in cooperation with the Associazione Caffè Trieste, was attended by 10,000 operators, almost 13,000 in 2018. This result, achieved with the presence of 160 exhibitors and professionals from 42 countries (including Romania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, Georgia, Ethiopia, Morocco, Tanzania, Algeria, South Africa, Oman, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Indonesia, South Korea and Brazil), proves that “Trieste, the coffee capital” is not just a registered trademark but an irrefutable reality, despite the numerous events dedicated to coffee that have been concentrated from April until today, after the reopening to the public of fairs without restrictions.

Paoletti concluded, “In addition to the business within the fair, TriestEspresso Expo meant that for several days the hotels, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and the use of transport and services were sold out, which undoubtedly contributed to sales at a time of year when historically there is a big drop in the hospitality and public sector”.

Over the three days of the fair, the rich calendar of events lined up a series of well-attended appointments.

Sustainability was a theme common to all events: it was discussed by Roberto Nocera, CEO of La San Marco, Alessandro Garbin, CEO of Imf roasting machines, and Maurizio Giuli, marketing director of Nuova Simonelli, in the conference entitled “Coffee today, the coffee machine and sustainability”, as well as by Francesca Pellis, lecturer at illycaffè Coffee University, in her speech “The sustainability of coffee: a journey from its origins”.According to illycaffè, “Every person involved in the coffee chain is indispensable in ensuring that the highest levels of quality are achieved. The commitment originates in the producing countries, in the care and pursuit of sustainable practices in the early stages of coffee’s life”.

At the round table organized by Area Science Park, the topic of sustainability was linked to that of the circular economy.

The coffee supply chain is focusing more and more decisively on circularity and zero waste, with the re-use in new industrial cycles of all processing waste, from harvesting to roasting and even decaffeination. One example is the case of Demus, a Trieste-based company that has been a leader in decaffeination, green coffee dewaxing and the production of natural caffeine since 1962, which, thanks to the Enterprise Europe Network – EEN, has found an industrial partner in the UK, Kerax, interested in using the waxes extracted from coffee beans in the textile sector, transforming them from waste to be disposed of into a second raw material.

In the coffee processing chain, another waste for which potential reuses have long been under consideration is coffee silverskin, a silvery film that protects the outside of the green coffee bean. It is partially separated in the field, during drying and removal of the coffee beans from the fruit, and partially during roasting. In order to assess the reuse of this waste, Area Science Park, as part of the initiatives of the EEN network and the ARGO system with the SISSI project, in collaboration with the Associazione Caffè Trieste and the Gruppo Italiano Torrefattori Caffè, organized a round table on Friday 28 October on the utilisation of silverskin. The workshop was part of the 10th edition of TriestEspresso Expo, the international exhibition of Italian espresso that was held from 27 to 29 October in the Trieste Convention Center.

Silverskin is a dry waste that can be easily collected and is generally not reused but disposed of as special waste. However, this material is rich in polyphenols, dietary fibres and xanthines, which make it suitable not only for use in the formulation of supplements and cosmetics as a matrix for fertilising soils, but also for obtaining cellulose, lignin, lipids and some phenolic compounds. These characteristics make it a sustainable material, able to meet the new demands of a market focused on circular economy processes.

“Raw materials under attack – how to resist increases and continue to talk about quality” was the title of the meeting organized by the Trieste Coffee Association, where Adriana Bustamante Romero, manager for sustainability and territory, spoke. She brought the experience of the Inloher company in Honduras where 4,000 families work, and where, she said, “in 20 years we have achieved the goal of being carbon neutral. The Inloher model is very interesting and an example for the coffee culture of Honduras and also Central America. It was a pleasure to come from the birthplace of coffee and bring this experience to TriestEspresso Expo.” The goal of carbon neutrality was achieved thanks to a mix of interventions: “on the one hand,” explained Bustamante Romero, “they worked to reduce emissions, while on the other hand they planted more than 80 hectares of forest, as only plants can compensate for carbon dioxide production”.

The guide “Il Camaleonte” was presented on Friday 28th.

It is called “Il Camaleonte” (The Chameleon) and is the first guide to Italy’s coffee and coffee roasters. It was produced by editors Andrej Godina and Mauro Illiano, who presented it at TriestEspresso Expo. “Il Camaleonte”, which includes more than a hundred Italian businesses, exists both in a printed version, published by Mondadori and available in all bookshops, and in an app version, for both iOS and Android, which can be downloaded from It is the first work that allows coffee lovers to discover coffee roasters and helps the reader get to know the ideal blend or single-origin among the thousands of references on the market. During the TriestEspresso Expo, the Guide’s editors organised tastings of the award-winning coffees, extracted using the espresso, filter, mocha and single-serving methods. During the tastings, Godina and Illiano provided a review of the sensory profile of each coffee, outlining the special characteristics of each individual reference.To narrate and explain the contents of the guide, the tastings involved the stands of Amigos caffè, Dersut, Demus, Primo Aroma and Bristot.

At the opening of the Trieste Coffee Experts meeting, Franco Bazzara, Chairman of the Bazzara company, stressed that “Trieste Coffee Experts is an important event for the city because it brings together 50 personalities from the Italian and international coffee world. At TriestEspresso Expo we have created a preview of what the event will be like in 2023, an event destined to grow with the support of the institutions and to bring further added values to Trieste.”

The eagerly awaited two-yearly summit brings together the leading figures in the coffee industry and was presented with the opening and institutional greetings by Andrea Bazzara, the company’s sales manager. For the occasion, in collaboration with the roasting company, the Chairman of the Region Massimiliano Fedriga took centre stage and appeared in an exclusive video to give his greetings at the opening of the event organized by Bazzara: “Coffee is not just a quality product, but a ritual that I hope can also be recognized internationally, because it is an enormous value for Italy and the city of Trieste,” he said, “which is why I hope that the institutions can team up to work together, and I thank those who will take part.”

At the summit, the most topical issues affecting the entire world of the coffee chain were addressed. An opportunity for reflection and confrontation that through dialogue allows us to identify the best way to face the challenges of the market and emphasises the need to network, which has always been the focus of the Bazzara family, to unite the forces of the sector, and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience to increase mutual professionalism. With Trieste Coffee Experts, the Bazzara team is committed to enhancing and promoting the culture of quality espresso: an event that continues to foster synergies among the protagonists of Italian coffee.

Speakers who discussed the state of the art of coffee included Massimiliano Fabian, newly appointed chairman of the ICO, International Coffee Organization, Count Giorgio Caballini di Sassoferrato, chairman of the Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Italian Espresso Coffee, Omar Zidarich, chairman of the Gruppo Italiano Torrefattori Caffè, Fabrizio Polojaz, chairman of the Associazione Caffè Trieste and Luigi Morello, chairman of IEI – Istituto Espresso Italiano.

On the subject of sustainability, Michele Cannone and Edoardo Cucco, respectively Global brand director and brand manager of Lavazza Spa, spoke on “The evolution of the concept of sustainability: the case of La Resierva de İTierra! Cuba”, and Massimo Renda, chairman of Caffè Borbone, continued the discussion with the theme “Recycling and sustainability, clear ideas are needed”. 

Mauro Bazzara, CEO of the roasting company, spoke at the preview focusing on the topic “Coffee: a new business paradigm”. The last speakers were Giuseppe Biffi, who deals with the digital transformation of enterprises for Siemens, with “Digital Factory in the Food Industry – Traceability and Production Efficiency” and Cosimo Libardo, on the board as Strategic Advisor of the World Speciality Coffee Organization and newly elected Treasurer of the International Board of the Specialty Coffee Association, who concluded with the topic “Emotional Turnover: Social Innovation and Economic Sustainability”. These subjects are not only very topical and interesting, but also fully meet the needs of the coffee sector, which is looking optimistically towards a future that always treasures its great history, but with an eye on innovation in a “green” key: objectives that Bazzara has been actively promoting for decades.

As part of the Training pills organized by the illycaffè Coffee University, the Horeca market and its evolution were discussed. “What lies beyond the product is what makes the difference on the market,” recalled Pierpaolo Segrè, lecturer at the Coffee University, “and with Paolo Maritani, a professional in the sector with several outlets in this area, we went to talk about the evolution of the market, the changes and the new way of working and what counts and what makes the difference on the market itself”. These are fundamental elements in the coffee sector, and companies are increasingly focusing on them.

At TriestEspresso Expo, there was room for competition.

Trieste had a home win in the Leva Contest and broke the world record with the pair formed by Alice Cernecca and Ebe Sai Crescente. The previous record was held by the Neapolitan duo formed by Francesco Costanzo and Francesco Arcella with 703 espresso coffees extracted in one hour and was unbeaten since 2019 after their performance in Piazza del Municipio in Naples. The splendid result was surpassed by the two girls from Trieste with a new record of 714 cups extracted in one hour. The competition witnessed outstanding performances by many teams that often came close to the existing record, until it was finally broken at the last minute by the two young winners.

“We did not expect such a result” said Alice Cernecca and Ebe Sai Crescente, “and it was a great satisfaction. We were aiming to beat the other women in the race and maybe a few men, but not the world record. However, we are well trained because we already work with a lever machine with an average of 4 kilos of coffee per day.”

Francesco Costanzo, the previous record holder and organizer of the Leva Contest, is ready to challenge the winners again. “I am delighted, already halfway through the competition we sensed that the challenge had been set in the right way. However, we are ready for next year when we will try to win back the title. To be beaten by two women was still a wonderful thing and I recommend that they enjoy the record because we are ready for the return match.”

Similarly, the Leva Sensory quality extraction competition had impressive results, highlighting the growing passion for the Leva machine extraction technique. The winner was Robert Brinck from Tuscany, who was able to extract three pairs of top-quality espresso coffees. “It went well,” said the winner, “also because we have been experimenting and working with these machines with Simone Celli. In the various tests we realised that the type of coffee required a very low pressure and this was the decisive element in winning.”

La San Marco machines and grinders were used in all competitions, while the coffees were supplied respectively by Antica Tostatura Triestina for the speed competition and Lucaffè for the sensory competition.

Final ranking of the LEVA SPEED CONTEST: 









This is the final ranking of the LEVA SENSORY CONTEST:

1. BRINCK 166




5. PISAPIA 141

6. CELLI 137

7. THOMAS 136


9. GRIFFO 131

10. MICK 114


The winner of the Master Coffee grinder championship final was Federico Cecconi. The event, devised by Fabio Verona, trainer of the Costadoro roasting company, with Grindie as main sponsor, saw six baristas challenging one another, who had to recreate the perfect cup of coffee but only being able to adjust the grinding of the coffee. All competitors had the same coffee blend supplied by Imperator, and identical machine settings. In addition to the many prizes provided by the sponsors, the winner will be able to compete with runner-up Andrea Faggiana for the first Italian title at the Milan coffee festival on 13 November.

The tenth edition of TriestEspresso expo has started

Paoletti: “This challenge was won thanks to the trust of companies and institutions”

The topics of the inaugural conference included raw materials, energy and the market situation

The coffee chain also considers obtaining biogas from production waste

Sustainability, energy costs and raw materials. The tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo opened this morning with a conference entitled “From coffee to espresso between sustainability and rising energy and raw material costs”. The Expo, which will end on 29 October, is a biennial event organised by the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce through its in-house company Aries, with the joint organization and contribution of the Municipality of Trieste, the Convention and Visitor Bureau and in cooperation with the Associazione Caffè Trieste.

The Chairman of the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce, Antonio Paoletti, in his speech at the opening of the convention, moderated by Angela Hysi Vicentini, editor of the on-line daily newspapers Comunicaffé and Comunicaffe International, began by thanking the exhibitors, 160 from 13 countries, and visitors, from 42 countries around the world, “I know that you love Trieste and TriestEspresso Expo. It was not to be taken for granted that we would have such a strong result in this tenth edition after the lockdowns due to Covid. The sector was among the hardest hit because of the lockdowns, then came the war in Ukraine, the high price of raw materials and energy. After the pandemic, the war in Ukraine added further complications to the economic situation in Europe. Now for this event the new facility can accommodate 160 operators thanks to the expansion of the space with two marquees. It is a trade fair and those who come to TriestEspresso Expo do so to conduct business, to get to know and to be known. Over the next few days we will be tackling various topics, because for the Italian economy coffee is a sector with a significant economic and image value.”

The Mayor Roberto Dipiazza stressed “the great commitment of the institutions to support the city, businesses and citizens in facing this difficult period. However, Trieste is growing and it is right to grow and invest in sectors that are currently experiencing a positive trend, such as tourism and in particular the conference sector. TriestEspresso Expo is an important event in this context and presents Trieste’s excellence in coffee to operators from all over the world.”

Giorgio Rossi, municipal councillor for culture, sport and youth, highlighted the critical issues: “There is concern about this crisis but I am confident in this long wave. Trieste is emerging from stagnation and is growing with the weapons and strength to move forward thanks to the excellent synergy among the various bodies. TriestEspresso Expo is an outstanding event hosted at Tcc, but we are working on many fronts to continue to make the city grow.”

Fabio Scoccimarro, Councillor for Environmental Protection, Energy and Sustainable Development for the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, has no doubts and “coffee is a tradition that goes back a long way and Trieste has always been the coffee capital of the world, both in terms of culture with its historic cafés, but also in terms of trade. Circular economy and sustainable development are indispensable topics, we have numerous projects underway and we want to anticipate the green deal, as a region, to 2045 rather than 2050. To support businesses and families, the regional council led by the Chairman Massimiliano Fedriga has put more than EUR 150 million on the table, both in terms of contributions and investments. Today we need a European commitment to reduce the cost of energy.”

Fabrizio Polojaz, Chairman of Associazione Caffè Trieste, recalled that in recent years coffee quotations had remained essentially stable until the autumn of 2020, since which time they have started to increase dramatically, still placing both arabica and robusta among the highest levels of the last ten years. The reasons were varied, partly based on differences in expectations of supply and demand that arose with the pandemic crisis and its aftermath, although financial speculation played a good role. It is indispensable to read not only the data offered by the market, but also the news about coffee and the contexts in which it is found. What is needed is a stock market regulation that protects the economic operators in the chain by giving them priority over the financial ones.”

For Omar Zidarich, Chairman of Gruppo Italiano Torrefattori Caffè, “the price per cup will rise and we mere mortals will be forced to pay a higher cost due to heavy increases. Coffee roasters use ‘gasivorous’ systems, but the repercussions are felt throughout the supply chain: from the bean to the cup. Two years ago, the price of electricity was 125.6 euro per megawatt-hour, today it is 436.28 after a peak of over 540 euro.  Jute has risen by 70%, pallets by 300%, 500 kg containers for coffee roasters by 44%, ceramic cups, baked in ‘gasivorous’ ovens, have increased in price by 28%, packaging per kilo has risen from 0.07 cents to 0.56 cents, coffee machines – in addition to increases in raw materials and delivery delays – have a production cost of +150%. Our advice is to increase the price of the cup: we all have to be willing to pay a few cents more to keep up the quality of Italian espresso, recognised all over the world as a quality beverage, but in Rome with the price increase there has been a drop in sales of -28%, so we have a problem throughout the supply chain.”

According to Massimiliano Fabian, Chairman of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), “the circular economy is one of the cornerstones of the International Coffee Organization’s 2022-2023 programme, particularly in this year in which I will be Chairman. One of the pillars of the circular economy is sustainability, which has direct repercussions on respect for the environment. For the ICO, talking about the environment is crucial from the point of view of both producing and consuming countries.

Marcello Guaiana, Project Manager for Circular Economy at Area Science Park, presented a case of application to the coffee sector of a geo-referenced tool known as SISSI – Strumenti Informativi a Supporto della Simbiosi Industriale (Information Tools to Support Industrial Symbiosis), developed as part of the ARGO programme called “Green Technologies for the Ecological Transition”. “With SISSI, Area Science Park researchers intend to assess, together with the roasting companies, the feasibility of tangible industrial symbiosis operations by making use of production waste in the Trieste hinterland, with a method that can be replicated in other territorial contexts in the FVG region, going as far as the possibility of producing biogas.”

Andrea Giorgiutti, Director of the Production Quality Enhancement Service – Central Directorate for Agri-Food, Forestry and Fisheries Resources Fvg Region stated that “the sustainable and circular bio-economy includes all sectors that involve resources of a biological (renewable) nature, including also the related use, processing, distribution or consumption. On a national basis, the primary production (agriculture, forestry and fishing) and food sectors account for two-thirds of the value of the bio-economy (turnover and employment) and are closely linked to other important production sectors such as clothing, wood, paper and energy. The Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, also by virtue of its distinctive features in innovation, has great potential in terms of the growth of its bio-economy, to the benefit of its objectives in terms of production, employment, resilience and sustainability in the meta-sector.”

In the afternoon, among the events held in the exhibition centre, the presentation dedicated to Brazilian products was of particular interest. 

Brazil is traditionally the world’s largest producer and exporter of coffee, a crop and culture that symbolises the excellence of the Brazilian agri-food sector. It is the product “made in Brazil” with the highest number of geographical indications (GIs) registered with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). This afternoon’s speakers included Marcos Matos, Executive Director of the Council of Coffee Exporters of Brazil (CECAFÉ), who presented “Coffee from Brazil: Quality, Sustainability and International Trade”, and Alessandra Almeida, Executive Director of the Santos Coffee Museum, with “Journey to the Land of Coffee”. Completing the Brazilian participation will be a space dedicated to the exhibition “Journey to the Land of Coffee”, from the Santos Coffee Museum, with a historical perspective of the Brazil-Italy relationship and an overview of the sustainability of Brazilian coffee production. The aim is to take the public on a journey between past and present, showing the passion for coffee shared by the two peoples.

As part of Coffee Today, the discussion focused on the role of women.

“Women in coffee: the female point of view as a driving force for the development of the sector” was the title of the round table organized as part of the Coffee Today events and which featured a number of prominent women engaged in different roles within the supply chain. Speakers included Giulia Camparsi from Fairtrade Italia, Theresa Sandalj from the Sandalj Trading Company, Francesca Oberti from BWT Italia and Arianna Mingardi from Amigos Caffè. The meeting was moderated by Paola Campana, founder of the Campana caffè brand and columnist for Coffee Today.The exhibitors come from Italy, Tanzania, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Malta, Ethiopia, South Korea, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and Brazil, with a total of 160 stands distributed between the 8,000 square metres of the Tcc and the 2.6 thousand square metres created by means of marquees outside the Trieste Convention Center. Visitors from as many as 42 countries have already pre-registered for the event, demonstrating the great expectations aroused by TriestEspresso Expo and the new location that will host the world coffee economy over the three days in Trieste.

October, 19th 2022

The international exhibition of Italian espresso, open only to professionals, is ready to unveil itself with an appointment full of novelties and content. The tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo – organized by the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce through its in-house company Aries, with the joint organization and contribution of the Municipality of Trieste, the Convention and Visitor Bureau and in cooperation with the Associazione Caffè Trieste – will take place from 27 to 29 October 2022 in the new Trieste Convention Center (Tcc) in Trieste’s Porto Vecchio, the city’s old harbour.

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September, 13th 2022

The international exhibition of Italian espresso is warming up its engines for an appointment full of novelties and contents. The tenth edition of TriestEspresso Expo, organised by the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Associazione Caffè Trieste, will take place from 27 to 29 October 2022 in the new Trieste Convention Centre (Tcc) in the Porto Vecchio of Trieste, the city’s old harbour. An area that evokes the long history and expertise of the city in the coffee industry, since when coffee really began to spread in “Old Europe” and landed right here at these docks. Numerous confirmations are arriving at the Chamber’s in-house company Aries, which is organising the event, and through the web channels and related social media you will be able to find out who will be the protagonists, as well as take advantage of the opportunity to purchase tickets at reduced prices.
Also at this edition, there will be a rich programme of guided tastings of coffees from the roasting companies present at the fair, reviewed and awarded in the guide “Camaleonte la Guida dei caffè e delle torrefazioni d’Italia”, edited by Andrej Godina and Mauro Illiano. There will also be a presentation and screening of the documentary “Caffè & Vino – Due mondi”, followed by a round table discussion, at the end of which there will be the opportunity to taste both products. Instead, the seminar proposed and organised by Assocaffè Trieste, Gruppo Italiano Torrefattori Caffè in collaboration with Area Science Park will be dedicated to environmental sustainability. Trieste Coffee Expert will take centre stage with a discussion on the most topical issues affecting the entire world of the coffee chain: culture and counter-culture of Italian espresso, innovating and innovating oneself, digital coffee transition, the green revolution, and sustainability in the coffee sector.
Of course, there will also be competitions dedicated to baristas to highlight their skill and interaction with the espresso machine, such as the “Leva Contest”, a championship dedicated to baristas to highlight their skill and interaction with the lever-operated espresso machine. The event will be centred on two different types of competition: a speed competition that will be won by the pair of baristas who, in the space of an hour, will have managed to extract the greatest number of coffees using two lever-operated machines with 3 brewing groups each; another “Leva Contest Sensory” that will declare the winner as the barista who will have managed to brew the espresso that will obtain the best evaluation – in terms of flavour – by the pool of experts chosen for this purpose.
TriestEspresso Expo, thanks to the collaboration of Illycaffè’s Coffee University, will organise targeted training and educational events that have been set up specifically for the tenth edition of the event. The appointments, with free participation, will alternate over the three days of the fair, in the mornings and afternoons, and will be held by Coffee University lecturers and experts.

There will also be a training session for the sector, during which the lecturer will confront an innovative hospitality professional for a reflection on how to face challenges and changes in today’s complex situations, and also daily mini training courses “The people of coffee: an album of photographs”, which will be developed through a guided tasting session to narrate the care and dedication of the people working in the coffee chain. Workshops dedicated to companies in the coffee chain are also scheduled to highlight how strategic the concept of sustainability is and how to apply it in the company. The aim of each company in the sector is to offer the best coffee, promoting lifestyles that respect people and the environment and at the same time build a better future, which is why a seminar on “La sostenibilità del caffè: un viaggio dalle origini” was planned.

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March, 17th 2022

TriestEspresso Expo confirms the dates for 2022. The biennial fair dedicated to sector professionals will take place from October 27th to the 29th and remains the most important international event dedicated to the entire coffee production chain.
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April, 3rd 2020

Triestespresso, 13 thousand professional visitors and a growth of 4% for the most important international B2B trade fair in the coffee sector
The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Paoletti, said: “In 2020 we will welcome exhibitors to the new congress and exhibition centre in the Old port”
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It is not a lucky year worldwide for fair exhibitions dedicated to the coffee sector. From the United States (Sca event in New Orleans) to Germany (Internorga in Hamburg and Interpack in Düsseldorf), to England (London Coffee Festival), Singapore (FHA Horeca and FHA Food & Beverage), Corea (Coffee Expo Seoul), Cina (Hotelex in Shangai), Spain (Hostelco in Barcelona), Russia (Coffee Cacao Tea Russian Expo in Moscow), Australia (Mice in Melbourne) and Italy (Venditalia, Ipack-Ima in Milan), almost all dates have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 emergency. A climate of global uncertainty that Triestespresso Expo (Tee), planned to take place from October 22-24 in Trieste, was unfortunately forced to acknowledge.
The most important biennial fair dedicated to the entire espresso coffee supply chain must therefore be postponed to Aprl 2021. “A choice – states Antonio Paoletti, president of the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce – arising from the analysis of various indicators such as pre-registration numbers, the uncertainty regarding foreign visitors, and the reports from foreign collaborators monitoring the various markets Triestespresso Expo caters to, all aspects which, as a whole, put at risk the capacity of guaranteeing the customary high levels of quality the event is known for. At the time being, talks are taking place with the Associazione Caffè Trieste and enterprises to define the best dates for the much awaited return of first-rate exhibition events dedicated to the coffee sector in 2021.”
Triestepresso Expo, organized by Aries scarl – Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia, in collaboration with the Associazione Caffè Trieste, will once again be set to take place in the Porto Vecchio of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s capital, inside the brand new and modern exhibition and convention centre: “Trieste Convention Center”, set among the suggestive warehouses of the Porto Vecchio of Trieste, the city’s ancient port of call. Tee is an event dedicated to a public of international professionals, featuring an area in which around 200 exhibitors share the floor, some of them representing the main brands in the sector.
TriestEspresso Expo is the most important professional biennial international fair dedicated to the entire espresso coffee supply chain and “Trieste Capitale del Caffè” is not only a registered trademark of the Chamber of Commerce, Region Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Municipality of Trieste, but also a tangible business chain going from raw coffee bean to a freshly brewed cup of espresso served in cafés worldwide.

TriestEspresso Expo confirms the dates for 2020. The biennial fair dedicated to sector professionals will take place from October 22nd to the 24th and remains the most important international event dedicated to the entire coffee production chain The event will take place in the new Trieste Convention & Exhibition Center in the Old port of Trieste
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October, 27th 2018
Triestespresso, 13 thousand professional visitors and a growth of 4% for the most important international B2B trade fair in the coffee sector
The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Paoletti, said: “In 2020 we will welcome exhibitors to the new congress and exhibition centre in the Old port”
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October, 27th 2018
Triestespresso: with vanilla, ricotta, nutella and pistachio and with chilli and dark chocolate, these are the proposals that won the competition “Give flavour to your coffee” by Fipe
The ex aequo winners – Lino Alberini from Parma, Stefano Massimino from Milan and Fabrizio Goffredo from Rome – were awarded by the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia Antonio Paoletti and by the Managing Director of FIP’E, Rodolfo Citterio
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October, 24th 2018
Coffee: presenting the ninth edition of Triestespresso Expo, the most international fair In Friuli Venezia Giulia
Organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia and the Municipality of Trieste and realized by Aries Società Consortile a r.l. in collaboration with the Trieste Coffee Association and the Italian Federation of Public Businesses (Fipe) and thanks to the sponsorship of Crédit Agricole FriulAdria
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October, 24th 2018
Opening day and Triestespresso Expo 2018 side events
From 25 to 27 October in Warehouses 27, 28 and 30 and in the Hydrodynamic Power Station of the Old Port
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October, 24th 2018
“Spill the beans”, discover startups acting in the coffee sector
Friday 26 October in the Hydrodynamic Power Station, a meeting point for the coffee industry and innovative ideas
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October, 24th 2018
Triestespresso Campus, Andrej Godina: «Innovative contents for new business models for the coffee industry»
The director of the event wanted to organize a program that could satisfy the needs of more and more demanding visitors and coffee professionals
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October, 24th 2018
All the presentations of Triestespresso Campus speakers
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October, 24th 2018
“Give flavour to your coffee”, the new Fipe online competition for the most creative restaurateurs and baristas in Italy
The winning proposals will be rewarded on Saturday, October 27 at Triestespresso Expo
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September, 20th 2018
Triestespresso Expo: 10 mini-videos to tell the love between Trieste and coffee, a story of over 300 years
The biennial trade fair is just one many facets of Trieste’s coffee culture and industry
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August, 10th 2018
25 – 27 October 2018 in Trieste-Italy
The TriestEspresso Campus directed by Umami Area and Andrej Godina
Practical test, demonstrations, educational pills in an informal environment
From the roasting technique to the micro-roasteries business model and bean to cup technology
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August, 8th 2018
The decaffeination in the fifth #TEE18 video
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August, 1st 2018
Becoming coffee tasters: #TEE18 free course participation
IIAC training, in collaboration with Mazzer
At TriestEspresso Expo, biennial fair from October 25 to 27
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July, 31st 2018
It is dedicated to roasteries the fourth #TEE18 video
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July, 23rd 2018
The logistic of beans is the theme of the third video of the #TEE18 series
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July, 16th 2018
TriestEspresso open-call for coffee start-ups
4 projects will be selected: a free exhibiting corner and the chance to present your project to a qualified audience
Green coffee importers protagonists of #TEE18 second video
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July, 9th 2018
25-27 October, ninth edition of TriestEspresso Expo
The trade fair devoted to espresso, at the heart of Trieste’s coffee district
A series of videos will show the specializations of the cluster
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