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#77 | Attracting and Retaining Farmworkers: Innovations in Colombia | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with support from Skilled farmworkers are necessary to harvest specialty coffees in most parts of the world, but they are too often undervalued and invisible to the industry. A collaborative and innovative project in Colombia is attracting a dwindling labor force to actively participate in coffee production. Its main …

#75 | Consumer Desire Along Roast Degree: What Do Specialty Coffee Drinkers Actually Want From Us? | Erika Vonie, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of With over a decade of experience in specialty coffee, Erika Vonie believes that coffee is for everyone. Like many before her, she started as a barista, and worked her way through management, events coordination, quality control, education, green buying, and importing. Along with being the …

Simonelli Group Partners with Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) for New Espresso Research

The SCA Coffee Science Foundation (CSF), launched by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) in April 2019, has announced that Italian coffee machine manufacturer Simonelli Group will become the first major partner of the organization, beginning a new four-year research project. The Simonelli Group’s donation to the CSF is the single largest contribution to date since …

#74 | Drip Coffee Brewing and the Coffee Brewing Chart | Bill Ristenpart, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of The process for brewing coffee appears simple: One pours hot water over some coffee grounds, and then drinks the liquid that passes through a filter. This superficial perspective, however, belies a sequence of complicated physical and chemical processes that govern the quality of the resulting …

#73 | Re:co Podcast – Carlos Brando and Veronica Herlina on Scaling Local Action for Global Sustainability Results (S5, Ep. 3)

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the third episode of the “The Role of Innovation and Technical Advancement,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session explored and evaluated advances in innovation positioned to make an impact within our industry as we …

Vera Espindola Rafael on Markets in Producing Countries | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Growing Consumption: Letting Go of Sameness,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. We’ve grown accustomed to specialty coffee consumption growing at a fast pace, but some signs indicate it may be slowing. …

#72 | Re:co Podcast – Vera Espindola Rafael on Markets in Producing Countries (S4, Ep. 2)

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Growing Consumption: Letting Go of Sameness,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. We’ve grown accustomed to specialty coffee consumption growing at a fast pace, but some signs indicate it may be slowing. …