For coffee lovers in Bogota – and around Colombia – today was an exciting day. The largest coffee fair in Latin America, Cafes de Colombia Expo, got off to a caffeinated start.
Every year the coffee industry in Colombia has a coffee fair that gathers together everyone involved in the coffee industry – coffee growers, exporters and distributors, coffee shop owners and baristas. From around the world coffee importers come looking for the next specialty coffee to take back home with them.
The most exciting moment of the fair is the national barista championships, where the top baristas around the country compete to see who will be the king for the following year.