Dr. Britta Folmer | Harnessing the Power of Science | Re:co Seattle 2018 (Session 4, Ep. 1)

Dr. Britta Folmer, Scientific Affairs Manager within the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs department of Nestle Nespresso SA, explains how science can improve coffee’s value chain, with a particular focus on coffee consumption as a part of a healthy lifestyle.This is the first episode from “Harnessing the Power of Science”, a session at Re:co Symposium 2018 …

Farm Profitability Q&A — Janina Grabs

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the first of four in which the panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Janina Grabs is a postdoctoral researcher …

Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 3

This is the third and final episode of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1 and 2 of this session (Episodes #27 and …

Michelle Johnson | Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 2

This is episode two of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. #BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #TimesUp … these pivotal social movements have shifted the calls for change to the forefront, pushing …

Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities | Re:co Seattle 2018 – Session 3, Ep. 1

#BlackLivesMatter #MeToo #TimesUp … these pivotal social movements have shifted the calls for change to the forefront, pushing the pendulum towards a more equitable world. This session centers on emerging dialog within the context of the coffee industry, highlighting initiatives and resources to help us build resilient communities and businesses for the future. This session …

What’s Unique About Coffee In Bucharest? – Panel Discussion

Silvia Constantin (Barista School), Vlad Buda (Steam Coffee Shop), Cezara Carteș (Coca-Cola HBC Romania), and Alexandru Niculae (BOB Coffe Lab) speaking with Stuart Ritson at CoLab Bucharest 2018. Every coffee community has it’s own story to tell. From the first specialty cafe to creating competitors, we invite local coffee professionals to join host Stuart Ritson to discuss …

Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource While all the SCA White Papers were written by volunteers, the Blueprint for Water Security in the Coffeelands stands apart for having been written by a team of volunteers who all arrived to the coffee industry …

Save the Date for Re:co Symposium Boston 2019

Through a mixture of speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for conversation, Re:co looks at the specialty coffee market, the challenges we face and some of the solutions we have, and also shine a light on opportunities for growth and development and will delve into how these can be approached. This year’s program will take place …

Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018. What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” Lisanne, a cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice. Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, joins Lisanne in the …