Unpack Colombia’s rich tapestry of microclimates and coffee varietals with a full week of coffee immersion, meet the coffee growers and visit their farms with Cafeology and TUCO.


Who is this for?

This event is for thought leaders, decision makers, and policy visionaries from food service operations in the TUCO membership, who would like to explore the supply chain for coffee.

Bursary places

There are 2 bursary places available free of charge and the TUCO Academy will be accepting applications up to the closing date of the 13th of February 2024 through the following form: Bursary Application Form Please do not use the booking form button on the right.

Why should I take part?

A full week of coffee immersion, set in Colombia and hosted by Cafeology, delegates will also have the opportunity to absorb and experience the coffee culture in South America with dedicated field trips to coffee farms during the tour. An inspirational week!

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Network with like-minded TUCO members working in similar roles at other UK universities, enabling you to exchange innovative ideas, taking new inspiration back to your own institution
  • Equip yourself with a new knowledge and appreciation of the farmers who supply Coffee for UK Universities
  • Understand the origins and processes of coffee
  • Explore sensory skills
  • Explore the art of cupping
  • Understand and appreciate the coffee culture
  • Experience the food and coffee culture of Colombia

What’s included?

  • Return flights to Colombia and all internal flights 
  • Hotel accommodation,
  • All travel during whilst on the study tour
  • All meals and refreshments.

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • Travel to and from the tour
  • Additional drinks, room service, etc. 

Provisional Itinerary:

A provisional itinerary for this study tour is below. Please note, this is subject to change. Final itineraries will be available approx. 1 week prior to Tour commencement.

Flights will depart from Heathrow T2 for a 22:40 flight on the 4th of May. 

Flights will arrive back in the UK Heathrow T2 12th of May at 15:35.


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