Anetrice Strobles-Brown on her fascination with language, how she became a sensory scientist, and why sensory lexicons are important in the food and beverage industry. This talk was recorded at #RecoDublin in June 2016.
Kalle Freese on the failures, successes, and insights he’s gained on his mission to make great instant coffee. This talk was recorded at #RecoDublin in June 2016.
Peter Giuliano on the story of the collaboration involving two scientific studies, two institutions, three countries, and hundreds of participants that helped create the Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel. This talk was recorded at #RecoDublin in June 2016.
Training for subjectivity can be time-consuming and expensive. At Re:co Dublin 2016, CoffeeMinds sensory scientist Ida Steen presents her PhD work on identifying sensory learning strategies and training, to close the gap between subjectivity and objectivity as effectively as possible.
Stories are baked into the specialty coffee experience. At Re:co Dublin, Nick Cooper of Salt Media explains how important those stories are to tell in order to break through the noise.
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!