International Coffee Day is a day to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events taking place around the world. The first official date was October 1, 2015, as agreed by the International Coffee Organization. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee to raise awareness of the plight of coffee farmers.
For this year the
has dedicated International Coffee Day to the sustainable supply chain. Its members and partners for this latest edition coordinated following a common goal: to ferry the industry in its evolution from a linear to a circular economy.
International Coffee Day in this 2022, thus wants to emphasize how the process of waste processing proceeds along the supply chain into new products and alternative energy options can be seen as an opportunity, not only in terms of income but also in terms of employment, as well as useful in reducing production costs.
The ICO declared its commitment “To the prosperity of coffee farmers to reduce the coffee industry’s impact on the environment and mitigate climate change.” “As the only international organization that brings together coffee exporting and importing governments, the ICO builds effective global collaborative agreements, guided by the primary mission of fine-tuning an industry that is sustainable and resilient, ensuring prosperity for growing communities around the world. Coffee production and consumption help generate jobs and income in more than 60 producing countries and for millions of people around the world engaged in the industry. Innovative, circular solutions for the global value chain will promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability from seed to cup, from growers to bartenders, and from producers to consumers.”
And it still closes the ICO on International Coffee Day this way: “Current ways of doing business are not a sufficient strategy to ensure long-term economic sustainability. On the contrary, systemic change is needed.”
We are waiting for you to celebrate this day together in our cafeteria Coffee Living Campetelli in Fiuggi, to taste the Specialty Coffee Ethiopia Natural Women’s Coffee Shankwene, which is part of the solidarity project Women’s Coffee Project with the aim of enhancing the fundamental role of women producers who can finally work with proper recognition both financially and socially and thus support their families with dignity.