FHW Staff- Mumbai
The 2nd “World Tea & Coffee Expo” 2014, India’s only trade show focused on the tea and coffee sectors will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, from Sept 11- 13, 2014. At this exclusive trade show all leading global companies associated with tea and coffee trade will showcase their products and technologies.
For the tea trade professional, there will be access to tea boards, certifications, new teas and infusions, tea processing and packaging machinery, teabag material manufacturers and allied products and accessories. There will also be numerous tea tastings and awareness seminars. Coffee too is witnessing strong retail volume growth, owing to growing consumer interest in coffee amidst intensive marketing campaigns by players. The coffee industry will also be strongly represented here. Exhibitors would range from producers and exporters to roasters, machinery manufacturers and coffee-related accessories.
Tea and coffee are among the most popular beverages, consumed both in India and around the world. The top two tea producing nations – China and India, collectively produce about 60 per cent of total global tea output. India is the second-largest tea producer and consumer after China and fourth largest tea exporter after Kenya, China, and Sri Lanka. India, which exports more than two-thirds of its coffee output, grows coffee primarily in its Southern part. Recently, Coffee too has become very popular in India amongst the youth due to entry of new Indian and Overseas chains like Barista, Café Coffee Day (CCD), Costa Coffee, Gloria Jeans, and others. With domestic coffee outlets set to increase manifold over the next three years, in addition to foray of global players such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts in India, the coffee industry is likely to witness healthy growth in future.