ITPC Vancouver and Consulate General of Indonesia in Toronto joined the other 130 exhibitors in The Canadian Coffee and Tea Show 2017, an annual event that aims to bring together big and independent coffee tea retailers, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, chain operators, and buyers in Canada. The show was held on 24-25 September 2017 at the Toronto Congress Center, Ontario.
Indonesia’s participation in the said event aims to promote Indonesian coffee export products, introduce the diversity of Indonesian coffee products, present ITPC activities and programs including the 32nd Trade Expo Indonesia in mid-October 2017, liaise Indonesian suppliers, producers, exporters with Canadian industry, wholesalers, retailers and consumers.
More than 1500 visitors took parts in the show, mostly coffee and tea producers, exporters and importers. Besides coffee and tea, related products exhibited in the show were namely coffee machines and equipment (i.e roasters, brewers, grinders), smoothie machines, dessert products, filter products and packaging, chinaware, tumbler, various paper cups and etc. Educational programs and seminar for business doers, entrepreneurs, SMEs including start-ups were highlights in the show.
Standing in an area of 400 sqf, Indonesia Pavilion offered variety of premium Indonesian coffee and other excellent products brought by Indonesian companies headquartered in Bali, Vancouver and Toronto:
a. Red Spatula is coffee produced and roaster based in Bali, Indonesia. Its signature product is Kintamani coffee with citrus aroma characteristics. Others are Sumatera, Mandailing, and Toraja coffee. Red Spatula also offers tea made from coffee leaves with unique flavor. e: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.redspatula.coffee
b. VITIC Enterprise is Canadian distributor for Indonesia’s leading products such as those from Indofood and Mayora. This year Vitic Enterprise exhibited organic coconut sugar products, moringa, spices and rice tea. e: email@example.com
c. Nusa Coffee is Canadian importer of premium coffee beans from Indonesia and offers flavors and roasts namely from Gayo, Sumatera, Flores, Mandailing, Toraja and others. Nusa is partnering with family owned farms in Indonesia allowing them to develop their business internationally. e: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nusacoffeecompany.com
d. Caldera Coffee offers specialty, gourmet and organic coffee including luwak coffee (coffee produced by civets). Caldera Coffee products offered segmented and premium no-defect beans which gives the utmost perfection for coffee lovers.
e. JS Single Group Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of Glopac glass and paper cup with innovative designs and heat resistant. Glopac products have been used by many big food and beverage companies around the world.
Canadian demand for coffee is relatively high. To meets the high demand, coffee is imported from around the world. In 2016 three top exporting countries to Canada were U.S., Colombia, and Brazil with individual value of USD 467.8 million, USD 178 million and USD 133.3 million. Indonesia ranked at 8th position and the only country from Asia which earned USD 32.45 for the export value. This may be the reason why international exhibitors such as U.S., China, Jamaica, Nepal, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, Japan, Kenya and Italy joined in the show.
Liza Wayong of Nusa Coffee explaining assorted Indonesian specialty coffee
Visitors sampling premium grade and zero-defect-coffee offered by Caldera Coffee
Vitic Enterprise displaying spices, coconut sugars, and moringa
ITPC Vancouver, Consulate General Indonesia in Toroto, and exhibitors in Canadian Coffee and Tea Show 2017