In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Martha Stoumen provides insights into the natural wine industry. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America.
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Mokhtar Alkhanshali talks about the impact of disease on coffee production and how the coffee plant’s past holds the key to its future. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America.
The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect with each other, and how they can inform the business manager to increase chances of success.
Opening a new cafe? Design and build it right. This lecture explores the most critical issues (and mistakes) owners face during the design and build-out process when opening a new café. Learn about floor plan design, health and building codes, equipment needed to support your menu, cost estimates and time lines, and other important topics …
Coffee Roasting companies have important decisions to make regarding the use of automation in the roasting process. Even roasting plants that have implemented automation can struggle with how to evaluate its effectiveness. By automating, does one sacrifice creativity and quality for consistency and efficiency?
Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of oppression exists (she explains the concept in this TED video). Women of color and those who identify outside of the CIS-normative, experience a unique set of challenges that often go unheard. This …
Jon Ferguson moderates a panel discussion on coffee agroforestry systems and its nexus with farm productivity, quality, climate change mitigation, and the market forces.
Anna Gutierrez on how specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement a training program to mold all star baristas.
Lucia Solis and Laurent Berthiot discuss fermentation, a process historically used to remove mucilage from the coffee seed to prevent spoilage during drying, as an opportunity to enhance aroma and improve quality.
The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 2/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals, where panelists discussed the impact of women’s coffee and other market initiatives for women …