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17th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition, Kigali, Rwanda - Congolese participation

The African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition (AFCCE) at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda is Africa’s largest coffee trade platform that – over the three days of the event from February 13-15, 2019 – brings over 2,000 regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof!

The exhibition area has increasingly been regarded as pivotal in providing a unique opportunity to exhibitors showcasing the best coffees and affiliated services providing ample opportunity to network with coffee luminaries from all over the world.


You can meet with 9 of the best Ethiopian coffee producers and 3 Business Support Organizations sponsored by the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) at the CBI Ethiopia Specialty Coffee pavilion. CBI has contributed a programme of highly dedicated skills to them since 2014 to produce better specialty coffee, improve their production methods and marketing strategies, sharing knowledge and global networks of buyers of specialty coffee and expressing the Ethiopian specialty coffee competitiveness and market potential.

Participating Specialty Coffee companies:

Five arabica coffee cooperatives from Congo will exhibit with CBI. Please come and meet the following cooperatives:

COOPADE (Beni, North Kivu)

  • 9000 members; more than half of the producers are women
  • Consistently high cupping scores

COCAT (Tuungane, South Kivu)

  • A women’s coop with 1500 members
  • Member of IWCA (Int. Women’s Coffee Alliance)
  • Has also some Robusta

Furthermore, three small coops with high potential from the ‘Kahara Bora project (USAID)’ currently supplying to Starbucks:

  • CCKa
  • CPCK

None of the cooperatives have experience in direct exports; all coffee is exported through intermediaries. They hope to learn more by attending AFCA. They received CBI training to prepare them.

Visit us

We are looking forward to welcome you at the CBI Congo pavilion at the 17thAFCCE, which will take place from Wednesday, 13 February until Friday 15 February 2019.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Friday, February 15, 2019


Kigali Conference Center, Kigali, Rwanda


17th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition

More information

For more information please contact CBI’s Juliette van Iperen or Arianne van Ham via

Programme Manager
Juliette van Iperen
+31 (0)88 04 24025