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Coffee entrepreneurship programme in Guwahati

GUWAHATI, Feb 22:  Towards promoting coffee entrepreneurship in the north eastern region, the Coffee Board of India, in partnership with the Indian institute of Plantation Magement (IIPM), conducted a three-day training programme in Coffee Entrepreneurship from February 18 to February 20 at the Board’s office in Guwahati. 14 potential entrepreneurs from West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Aruchal Pradesh participated in the program.
This program involved various modules to impart techno-magerial skills to establish and mage coffee businesses such as coffee roasting and grinding businesses and cafes. As part of the program, extensive practical sessions were also conducted in coffee quality assessment, roasting and grinding, and brew, beverage preparation.
Dondor Giri Nongkhlaw and his daughter, Dasumar Majaw of Smoky Falls Tribe Coffee, a coffee roasting and grinding business based in Shillong, shared their experiences in coffee entrepreneurship. Akanksha Gupta of Berryco Coffee conducted the technical sessions of the programme while Dr. Ashwini Kumar BJ of IIPM conducted sessions relating to the business magement components of coffee businesses. Antha Kumar, Joint Director (extension), Coffee Board, Guwahati, explained the various kinds of support that are being provided by the Coffee board to coffee entrepreneurs. Post-training support would also be provided to the program participants so as to eble them to establish new coffee businesses and consolidate their existing initiatives at coffee production and processing. This was stated in a press release.

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