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Do not miss the latest announcements and news from the Producer & Roaster Forum in Colombia.

Bancolombia joins us as the Official PRF Finance Sponsor

Renowned for coffee quality, Colombia is the world’s third-largest producer in terms of volume, and coffee plays an important role in the nation’s economy. Bancolombia, Colombia’s national bank, is looking to further support the nation’s coffee farmers as they pursue advancements through technology and innovation.

Following their participation in last year’s forum, we’re thrilled to welcome Bancolombia as our Official Finance Sponsor for the next two PRF Colombia events!

Bancolombia will be at Booth 33 on the first floor of the exhibition area during the forum. If you’re looking for financing or have any questions, be sure to stop by!

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It’s official! We’ll hear from many leaders in the specialty coffee world…

“I loved the presence of so many producers. I loved the speakers and sharing of information in dual language. I loved the intensity of the event… Keep it up — the producers need this.” – Bob Fish, Biggby Coffee

Latam’s premier coffee industry event is right around the corner, and our final presentation schedule has been released. Explore the latest techniques and trends with leading experts from around the world, right on the PRF mainstage. 

Get your notebooks ready…

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Only 50 Beca Mayorga Scholarships are left

Changing the face of coffee production in Latam, the Beca Mayorga scholarship offers rural smallholders access to the region’s premier industry event. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with international roasters and green buyers as well as other producers. Glean info on market trends, explore trade and technology on the expo floor, enjoy coffees on the Brew Bar, and so much more.

Thanks to Mayorga Coffee, a total of 500 full scholarships for PRF Colombia were made available; as of now, only 50 remain unclaimed.

If you’re a coffee grower, now’s your chance to attend the largest international coffee event in the region. Young producers and women producers from Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and Ecuador are especially encouraged to apply. 

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The much-anticipated PRF Colombia workshop lineup has been announced

DAY 1

Title TBA Julia Leech, Toddy, (USA) 

Roundtable Scholarships Martin Mayorga, Mayorga Coffee, (USA) 

Coffee Prices’ Risk Management – Basic Principles Albert Scalla, StoneX, (Global) 

DAY 2

Rapid and Effective Methods for Detailed Traceability Rafael Antonio Saavedra Arias, Trace.Coffee, (Colombia)

The Plateau: The route to growing & financing your exports Luis Fernando Quintero & Rolando RamĂ­rez, Sigma Advisors, (Colombia) 

Current vision for the Rainforest Alliance Certification Program: More sustainability equals more farms Diana MarĂ­a Quimbay Valencia, Rainforest Alliance, (Colombia) 

Bird Friendly Coffee Landscape Partnership Maria Isabel Moreno, InvestigaciĂłn para la ConservaciĂłn en el NeotrĂłpico, (Colombia) 

Regenerate: Sustainable Practices in the Coffee Industry Patricia Tello, TechnoServe Inc, (PerĂş)

Additional workshops will be added In the coming days, so keep checking in!

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What to expect during the Sourcing Trip Experience at Forest Coffee

Sourcing Trip Experience (STE) guests will explore Forest Coffee’s farm and extensive processing facilities. One highlight will be learning about Koji fermentation and other innovative techniques by processing coffees firsthand. (Over 30 processing protocols are used onsite.)

Forest Coffee is an export company founded by the Bayter brothers. Beyond El Vergel’s specialty lots, they also work with local partners to offer an even wider range of coffee profiles. With a plethora of options, everyone is sure to find some gems.

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Will you be one of the 16 competitors who will face off at the Toddy Cold Brew Competition?

The objective is simple: produce the best cold brew possible.

Each competitor will be provided with a Toddy Cold Brew Cupping Kit (set of three) and can use either Toddy SB Paper Filters or Toddy SB Tree Free Filters. Participates are responsible for their own coffee and signature drink ingredients.

Day 1: Brew.
Day 2: Present 2 drinks to judges.

Competitors will be scored on technique, food safety, sensory quality, and service.

The winner and two runners-up will walk away with some incredible prizes courtesy of our Official Cold Brew Sponsor, Toddy.

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Early bird tickets finish today

Early bird prices for PRF tickets finish today.

Early bird prices for PRF tickets finish today – so don’t miss out.

Under the early bird prices, the following tickets are discounted:

Local Tickets: $99 USD – Early Bird $79 USD

International Tickets: $159 USD – Early Bird $109 USD

Sourcing Trip Experience: $850 USD – Early Bird $699 USD

Please note, local tickets for PRF Colombia are exclusive to Colombian citizens & residents.

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Get your VIP tickets for PRF Colombia!

VIP tickets for PRF Colombia give attendees access to a premium experience across both days of PRF Colombia on 14 & 15 September, 2023.VIP tickets provide attendees with a number of exclusive benefits. This includes dedicated VIP entry on both days of the event as well as access to the VIP lounge at Plaza Mayor.

To buy a VIP ticket, select the “VIP Experience” ticket option before clicking “Add To Basket” here (local) or here (international).

You can learn more about VIP tickets here.

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