Bambi Semroc: Will Climate Change and Increased Coffee Demand Lead to New Deforestation?

As climate change progresses, coffee growing has the potential to encroach into critical forest lands. Bambi Semroc, Senior Strategic Advisor for Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, presents the findings of a new study at #RecoAtlanta exploring this potential shift in production.

Xavier Hamon: Improving Climate Change Resilience for Smallholder Coffee Farmers

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.

Chad Trewick | The Clarity of Hindsight

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.

Sara Morrocchi | Preserving the Coffee Supply Chain Amid Big Money Investment

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.

Ben Bicknell | Tiga Raja: Dreams & Serendipity, Disaster & Opportunity

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 …