This week on the SCA Podcast, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Re:co Symposium, SCA’s annual event dedicated to high-level discussions in specialty coffee. Peter Giuliano, SCA’s Chief Research Officer and Director of Re:co, joins us to talk about the role of the event in the industry and to present two talks by Dr. Aaron Davis, a botanist and Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
In the first talk we’ll listen to from 2013, recorded at Re:co Symposium in Boston, Aaron talks about his introduction to coffee by a colleague, his co-discovery of 20 new coffee species, and his analysis of Arabica coffee’s evolution and possible extinction.
Watch the video of this 2013 talk on YouTube here: youtu.be/pr5Iis_J6-U
In 2016 at Re:co Symposium Atlanta, Aaron followed up on the 2013 present the findings of his research on the effects of climate change and how it’s reshaping coffee production.
Watch the video of the 2016 talk on YouTube here: youtu.be/KF_xFq9sJI0
To learn more about Re:co Symposium, visit www.recosymposium.org/what-is-reco/. If you’ll be at Re:co or the Specialty Coffee Expo this week, we look forward to seeing you.