Climate change presents a dizzying array of interconnected challenges. In this Re:co Atlanta talk, Mark Lundy, Senior Scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), explains how people can identify where best to start working for change.
To address climate change requires collaboration through the entire value chain—in this #RecoAtlanta talk, Xavier Hamon from Twin (a development through trade NGO), illustrates this through the story of a precompetitive Twin initiative between two UK roasters and smallholder producers in Peru, making the positive shift from business as usual to unusual business.
To understand the risks and challenges facing the coffee supply chain, you have to understand the risks and challenges facing coffee-growing communities. Chad Trewick, a longtime green coffee buyer and founder of Reciprocafé, shares his insights on how tackling these challenges head on, and communicating them honestly to consumers, can better address coffee supply risks.
Big investors coming into specialty coffee has many potential upsides, but it can also include changing payment structures, which can lead to increased price exposure for importers and growers. Sara Morrocchi, an expert in supply chain strategies and development work, explains the dimensions of the problem at #RecoDublin.
Vertical integration is an attractive dream with many potential benefits to quality and social impact, but also greater exposure to risk. Ben Bicknell, Strategic Projects Manager at Five Senses Coffee, gives the #RecoDublin audience an inside look at how those dreams can both falter and flourish when a roaster finds themselves in the position of …
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 …
Re:co introduced a new session format this year at the Dublin event, with panelists debating the topic “Great Coffee – does it scale?” Find out how attendees felt on the subject before the debate with live-polling, and check back for the conclusion in Part 2 to find out if their perspectives changed!