Encuentros Cafeteros 2019 in Barcelona



The hottest topics of the coffee industry

Encuentros Cafeteros 2019 includes exclusive speeches and round tables about the specialty coffee market. The first day of the Forum will be dedicated to coffee consumption: main data and trends, the best business cases, quality definition. The focus of the second day will be set on South America and on coffee production in Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia.




400 coffee professionals

You will meet 400 professionals of the coffee industry at the Forum: producers, coffee roasters, state institutions, coffee shop owners or managers, equipment companies, baristas, and media. 

Attendees will have free entrance to conferences, presentations, exhibition area, cuppings, film screenings, parties and etc. 


Open de Cata Mare Terra Coffee

48 participants will compete at the cupping championship

At Open de Cata there will be 48 cuppers from all over the world who are coming to test their sensory skills and to compete for a total of € 11,000 cash prize divided between four finalists. 


Roasters Lobby

Roasters Lobby

4 Barista Stations and 1 Brew Station 

20 key roasters from different countries will provide us with their coffee, prepared by exclusive recipes and different extraction techniques at the Roasters lobby at Encuentros Cafeteros. 




Join Mare Terra Coffee's awards for the best coffee packs!

Send us a picture of your best-designed coffee packs and win a set of exclusive experimental lots! Moreover, free tickets for Encuentros Cafeteros Forum will be given to 20 finalists and 20 most popular designs will be exhibited at the Forum. 



Cupping Area

Two days of cuppings of the best coffee lots from South America

You will cup the best coffee lots from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia: specialty micro-lots, recently developed experimental lots with exotic sensory profiles. 

Moreover, our partners and friends Daterra Coffee will organize the first session of Global Daterra Masterpieces Cupping 2019 within Encuentros Cafeteros.

Cupping Area 


Partners and Sponsors

Forum is supported by the most innovative coffee companies

Encuentros Cafeteros gathers players of the specialty coffee chain: from coffee producers to roasters and baristas. We are happy to present companies, who support our event and help the industry networking to happen. 







Film Festival

Stories that will carry us to coffee's origin

Grab your popcorn and join the Film Festival! The film session will present the work of several directors about different stages of the coffee chain, from producers to baristas.

Have a look at the films and directors that will star the audiovisual pass. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Film Festival with their creations and, in addition, this is going to be a great opportunity to promote your coffee in the most popular media in the sector.



Headquarter of the Forum

See you at Poblenou, Barcelona

Encuentros Cafeteros will be hosted at Casino l’Aliança, a historical building that is located next to Rambla de Poblenou. Casino l’Aliança has been a meeting point for neighbors and it celebrates its sesquicentennial this year. 

The special features and unique personality of the building will gather us all once again at Encuentros Cafeteros! 



About the event

Cancellation of the event

We regret to inform that due to the political instability present in Barcelona at the moment, we have decided to cancel the Encuentros Cafeteros 2019 event so that the friends and partners initially coming...

Robert William Thoresen

Robert is the Managing Director and co-founder of Collaborative Coffee Source. Moreover, he founded KAFFA roasting company in Norway. Robert's steps across the coffee universe led him to get several...

Finalistas de ¡VÍSTELO!

We already got our 20 finalists for ¡VÍSTELO! Awards. These packs will be displayed at the exhibition during Encuentros Cafeteros.  A professional jury will choose the three winners...