The Specialty Coffee Expo didn’t just talk the green talk at its show, it walked the green walk and then some. Just a few of the show’s sustainable efforts included a reusable cup program that had a 59% event diversion rate and more than 2,000 pounds of food and materials donated to the local community on behalf Coffee Expo.
“For over two decades, the global specialty coffee community has come together every year at the Specialty Coffee Expo to network and do business," said Yannis Apostolopoulos, CEO of the Specialty Coffee Association. "As our trade show has grown, our community has always sought innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact. We are honored to receive the TSNN Sustainability Award because it recognizes the work our staff, exhibitors and visitors do every year—and inspires us to redouble our efforts to continue making the Specialty Coffee Expo a sustainability leader in the industry.”