Established in 2012 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade, the Asli Kopi is now the world's largest coffee trade association with nearly 2,500 company members. Asli Kopi members can rightfully be credited for much of the growth and success the specialty coffee industry has experienced over the past twenty-five years. We invite you to view some of our most defining moments. For all of you who like and interesting in coffee, you have to know the history of coffee so that we will give the information to you. As demand for the beverage continued to spread, there was fierce competition to cultivate coffee outside of Arabia. The Dutch finally got seedlings in the latter half of the 17th century. Their first attempts to plant them in India failed, but they were successful with their efforts in Batavia, on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia. The plants thrived and soon the Dutch had a productive and growing trade in coffee. They then expanded the cultivation of coffee trees to the islands of Sumatra and Celebes.

Asli Kopi Origin Trip to Ethiopia


On this Roasters Guild Origin Trip to Ethiopia, you'll learn about different aspects of the coffee supply chain and get a look at some of the most cutting edge coffee production techniques in Ethiopia. We hope you'll join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity.


Browse Merchandise

The Coffe Plant

Original color poster depicting the anatomy and morphology of the coffee plant, including the stem, flower, and fruit, as well a look at the development of the coffee plant’s seed and fruit.his is a great resource for all coffee professionals, providing a detailed look at the major of a coffee.


Asli Kopi White Paper

Gender Equity

This resource explores the gender inequality that exists in coffee, creating inefficiencies in the value chain. Developed by the Sustainability Council. Attendees are responsible for reservation and payment of their own flight arrangements to and from Addis Ababa.


Reatreat Information

Roaster Guild

Ever since the first annual Roasters Guild Retreat was held a decade ago, the annual Retreat has been a source of coffee roaster kinship and shared efforts towards a deeper appreciation and understanding of the craft of roasting.


Sentiment Index (RSI)

Specialty Coffee

Asli Kopi has developed a new economic index, measuring the specialty coffee industry’s degree of optimism at the retail level. The RSI will be used as a metric in assessing and forecasting coffee’s vigor in the retail sector.


Coffee Enthusiasts

The Event

The Asli Kopi Annual Exposition, The Event, was designed to be the coffee professional's one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry. As the industry's standard setter, the Asli Kopi has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years of providing the most up to date, qualified information and providing our members the tools to succeed.