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 …

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 …

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 …

The Challenges of Being A Biological Coffee Farmer – Tim Wendelboe

Tim Wendelboe speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018 Biological farming presents a number of unique challenges. Tim walks us through the lessons he’s learned from starting his own coffee farm, Finca el Suelo. He shares how he’s adjusted his techniques as he learns more about the land and about coffee farming (Hint: it involves compost and …

From Education To Calibration – Marie Pohler

Marie Pohler speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018 High tasting aptitude is a necessary tool when working with coffee, often requiring a considerable investment of time, energy, and resources to build. Sensory science and tasting education are a part of amassing this vital knowledge. But once a high level is achieved (often during training and qualification), …

Andre de Freitas | Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

Andre de Freitas at Reco Symposium in April 2018

Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, speaking at Re:co Symposium in Seattle in April 2018.  Andre has over 20 years of experience working with sustainability initiatives, with a focus on responsible sourcing and certification in agriculture and forestry. He led the development of the first sustainability policy and implementation systems for …