In addition to the food and company, we will have some excellent lightning talks igniting the conversation surrounding specialty coffee. Take a look at our speaker lineup below!
Jose ‘Pepe’ Rivera from Origin Coffee Lab, Peru:
Pepe is the son of a farmer and a coffee exporter. Now, at OCL they develop award-winning coffees from the Cajamarca region. Peru is supposedly the number #1 country in selling organic certified coffee. Come find out why! Pepe will share about the reality behind “organic coffee” labeling too.
Francisco ‘Pura Vida’ Mena from Exclusive Coffee, Costa Rica:
The every peaceful country of Costa Rica has experienced a Micro Mill revolution over the past 10 years, and Francisco has been leading the armada, getting the power into the hands of the farm owners themselves. But how are cherry pickers rewarded and what is the importance of good picking anyway? Join us to answer this question & more!
Carl ‘New Paradigm’ Cervone from Enveritas, New York:
Carl & Co. at Enveritas fuel a tech company that maps the coffee world — and provides data about it that we have never had in one place before. Is this becoming a New Golden Standard, and why do we need all this information for anyway? Find out with us!
Robert ‘Collaborator’ Willam Thoresen, Oslo :
Robert is the founder of Collaborative Coffee Source (CCS) and is constantly on the coffee move. He will be presenting the latest project from CCS - a new Tech Platform for farmers & roasters: Connect.Coffee Yep, learn more about how to connect with the makers of coffee…. all of them, all the time.