Nick Tolley: Balancing Specialty Needs With Big Money Investment

Specialty coffee is often seen as inherently unscalable, while big money investment is focused on scale above all. At Re:co Dublin, Nick Tolley, co-founder of Taylor St. Baristas, and Harris+Hoole in partnership with Tesco, looks at how much truth there is in this opposition, and how to grow a specialty coffee culture in a scalable …

Talor Browne: Twice As Good For Half As Much – Gender Equality In The Workplace

“Gender discrimination and sexism is an uncomfortable topic”… “it’s up to all of us, men and women, to band together and make positive change” — extracts from an important #RecoDublin talk by Talor Browne, a 14 year veteran of the global specialty coffee industry and co-founder of the new Oslo roastery Talor&Jørgen.

Melanie Landthaler | Who’s Producing Your Coffee? – Gender Equality In Specialty Sourcing Strategies

Women are often responsible for the actual labor of coffee production, but rarely receive premiums or training to improve their livelihood and their work. In this #RecoDublin talk Melanie Landthaler, an independent sustainability consultant who has recently worked with Nespresso on gender equality in the coffee value chain, explains why this is a problem and …

Cerianne Bury: Competing For More – Women in Competition

Gender imbalance in coffee can often be extreme: this is apparent in barista competitions where women compete at a rate nearly three times lower than men. In this #RecoDublin talk, Cerianne Bury, Head of Quality at Trabocca, looks at how lack of support, lack of representation, and a number of other issues can create and …