Essential Reading: Ethical Supply Chains

from Carla D. Martin, PhD A number of recently published works reflect diverse scientific, social, and economic perspectives on ethics in supply chains. In Boston Review's recent forum "The New Nature," a group of thinkers considers human influence on the environment and the significance of the food movement in defining a "possible model of the … Continue reading Essential Reading: Ethical Supply Chains

Talking About Race

by Kim Elena Ionescu A few weeks ago, during and after The Coffeewoman’s public event at Roy Street Coffee in Seattle, social media was abuzz with quotes and photos of women from the coffee community sharing perspective and delivering encouragement to one another. Among many positive responses, retweets and conversations sparked by the event and … Continue reading Talking About Race

Removing Barriers: Empowering Women in Coffee

by Jenn Gallegos with support from Maria Hill I have spent my entire coffee career selling the value of sustainable, specialty coffee to the masses. From my role at Coffee Bean International (now Farmer Bros. Coffee), where I was introducing specialty coffee to new consumers, to communicating the importance of integrating sustainability into global supply … Continue reading Removing Barriers: Empowering Women in Coffee

Not sorry for ‘sorry’

We’ve been following CocoaWoman, Carla D. Martin (@carladmartin), since she took the Re;Co stage this past April. She is founder and executive director of an organization focused on identifying, developing, and promoting fine cacao and chocolate. She’s also an anthropologist and lecturer at Harvard. She tweets about food, food systems, feminism and all kinds of … Continue reading Not sorry for ‘sorry’

On Leading, Listening, and Loving Coffee

A conversation with... Heather Perry, Vice President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Katherine (Kat) Nolte, Vice Chair of the SCAA Sustainability Council Laila Willbur, Chair of the Barista Guild of America Mary Tellie, Chair of the Roaster’s Guild Tracy Ging, Vice Chair of World Coffee Research (and 2nd Vice President of SCAA) … Continue reading On Leading, Listening, and Loving Coffee

The Coffee Professional

Kansas City | February 2, 2016 The Coffee Professional panel, with moderator Sarah Allen (Barista Magazine), and panelists Sarah Kluth (Revelator Coffee), Mansi Chokshi (SCAA), Teresa von Fuchs (Irving Farm Coffee Roasters), and Jess Steffy (Square One Coffee). Thank you Sprudge for the video!