Katie Carguilo talks about coffee quality at the inaugural Bloom event in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2016. Katie works in the coffee department for Counter Culture Coffee as the Quality Analyst for their west coast roasting facility in Emeryville, CA.
The 2015 U.S. Barista Champion talks about the importance of the coffee retail experience as a whole at the inaugural Bloom event in Los Angeles, CA.
Gender is a powerful and necessary lens to understand disparities in access and resources. Colleen Anunu, Sr. Manager of Coffee Supply for Fair Trade USA, lays the groundwork for talking about these issues that are interwoven into all aspects of the value chain, with this introduction to the Re:co Symposium Dublin session “Gender: Workplace, Origin, …
Coffee production is facing a labor crisis at the farm level, with pickers in particular abandoning coffee work.
The recently-passed UK Modern Slavery Act has spurred much discussion around labor issues and how we can encourage more responsible sourcing.
Solomon Edossa is the CEO, DESS INC and former CIO and Technical Advisorto the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), which coordinates the auctioning and marketing of Ethiopian coffee.
Martin Wiesinger, co-Founder of Cropster, explains how data has the potential to revolutionize coffee quality. A computer scientist, Wiesinger explains data-driven approaches and how advances in computing are pushing us into new territory, starting with “rate-of-rise” and correlating cupping and roasting data.
Hanna Neuschwander of World Coffee Research gives an illuminating talk on our most fundamental of coffee technologies: the plant itself. She calls attention to the disparities in innovation between the coffee plant and other technologies, and the critical need for more research and development.
Carla Martin, Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute, explores how value consolidation, historical trends, and modern economics collide in the issue of Labor in the Cacao industry, and what lessons there are for all quality and sustainability focused industries.
In order to understand what farmworkers in coffee are facing, it’s important to hear their experiences. In this Re:co Atlanta talk, Kim Elena Ionescu amplifies the voices of Nicaraguan coffee farmers, smallholder members of the Cinco de Junio cooperative, and workers from larger farms.