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 …

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 …

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 …

Vava Angwenyi | Building an Alternative Narrative for Kenya’s Coffee Farmers

Vava Angweni, Founder & Chief Coffaholic at Vava Coffee Ltd, and Co-Founder & Director of Gente Del Futuro, speaking at Re:co Symposium in Seattle in April 2018. Vava sources coffee from farmers in Kenya and around East Africa, and most recently has worked with Fairtrade Africa to develop and launch two brands Zawadi Coffee (the …

Sustainability: Changing Everything Except the Goal | Re:co Seattle 2018

Kim Elena Ionescu moderates a panel with Merling Preza, Alejandro Cadena, Lee Wallace, and Molly Laverty at Re:co Symposium in Seattle in April 2018.  Listen to this week’s episode of our podcast for a conversation between Peter Giuliano and Kim Elena about this introductory sustainability panel which covered a wide range of topics including the reduction in …