Josep Casasayas, Director of Quality Espresso, elected president of Fórum Cultural del Café

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 Josep Casasayas, a member of the association’s board since 2002, has been unanimously elected and takes the position with the objective “to help spread coffee culture in Spain".

 

"I think all of us who are in some way linked to the world of coffee should pay back to that sector a part of what we have achieved over the years and being the president of Fórum Cultural del Café is a good way of doing this", says Casasayas.

 

Fórum Cultural del Café conducts an intense program of activities in different fields: from training to the organisation of barista championships and different coffee culture dissemination actions, including a magazine.  As a result of these activities, the association is a reference for the world of coffee in Spain.

 

Barcelona, August 2013.- The Extraordinary Assembly of Fórum Cultural del Café, dedicated to spreading the virtues of coffee and promoting its consumption, has elected Josep Casasayas, Director of  Human Resources, Planning and Control in Quality Espresso, as the new president of the entity replacing Javier Batalla, of Cafés Batalla. Casasayas, already a member of the association board since 2002, has been unanimously elected and takes the position with the objective "to help spread coffee culture in our country."

 

"I think all of us who are in some way linked to the world of coffee should pay back to that sector a part of what we have achieved over the years and being the president of Fórum Cultural del Café is a good way of doing this", says Casasayas.  A Bachelor of Business Administration from ESADE, he is a shareholder of Quality Espresso and an authority on the reality of coffee in Spain which guarantees "the prestige and competitiveness of the presidency of Fórum Cultural del Café", as written by the association in a statement.

 

Besides Casasayas, the new board of the association is formed by Javier Batalla, Jordi Codina, David Tomás, Salvador Sans, Alejandro Salvo Sanz, Alejandro Rodríguez, Guillermo Jáuregui, Antonio Gros, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Emiliano Arencibia, Fernando Navarro, Daniel Portero, Samantha Segovia, Ignacio Écija, and as advisors, Josep Rovira and Iñaki Vidaurrazaga. In this manner, Casasayas ensures representation on the Fórum Cultural del Café board of members from Spain’s different regional communities and coffee sectors.

 

About Quality Espresso

Quality Espresso is the owner of the Futurmat, Mairali, Italcrem and Visacrem brands and the joint owner of the Gaggia brand along with Gaggia, SpA. It is the largest manufacturer of professional espresso machines in Spain and one of the industry leaders worldwide. Founded in 1952, the company has 120 employees and exports to 90 different countries from its 17000 sq. meter factory in Barcelona.

Quality Espresso Barcelona manufactures all its machines following a traditional method that produces a professional, adaptable, innovative and high-quality product.

 

About Fórum Cultural del Café

Based in Barcelona, Fórum Cultural del Café was founded in 1996 by different companies linked to the coffee industry with the aim of creating an association dedicated to publicising and promoting coffee and its properties. The association carries out an intensive program of activities in different fields: from training to organising barista championships, and different coffee culture dissemination actions, including a magazine.  As a result of these activities, the association is a reference for the world of coffee in Spain.

 

 

 

 
More information:

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