WHO WE ARE
The Italian Coffee Committee is the point of reference and spokesperson not only for the representatives of the roasting industry but for the entire sector, in relations with national, European and international institutions, with the European Coffee Federation and with the various social components.
The Italian Coffee Committee thus intends to give continuity to the role of spokesman for the various categories played by the Italian Coffee Committee from 1959 to 2014.
The Italian Coffee Committee is the reference body for national institutions (in particular: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Agricultural Policies, Ministry of the Environment) for general interests related to coffee imports, distribution and consumption.
The Italian Coffee Committee collaborates, through its experts, with the International Coffee Organization (ICO), an institution established in 1963 by the governments of the main producing and consumer countries, under the aegis of the United Nations.
The Italian Coffee Committee is a member of the European Coffee Federation and the European Food Industry Confederation (FoodDrinkEurope).
The Italian Coffee Committee collaborates with international organizations such as the Italian Latin American Institute (IILA) and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), an organization that assists small agricultural producers in developing countries, facilitating their access to the market and pursuing sustainability and production quality policies.
The Italian Coffee Committee, in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and with the Italian Latin American Institute (IILA), promotes the excellence of “Italian espresso coffee”, putting the world of production with that of roasting. Of particular note, the establishment in 2013 of the “Italian Coffee School”, directed to technicians from the organizations of the producing countries.
The Italian Coffee Committee develops and directs sectoral institutional communication with the collaboration of the most important communication and public relations agencies.
The Italian Coffee Committee provides for the dissemination of statistical information relating to the imports, exports and stocks of coffee.