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
by Becky Reeves I had my first panic attack on Halloween, 2015. I was at a house party I shouldn't have been at, around people I shouldn't have been around, and feeling very uncomfortable. What started as awkward discomfort quickly turned into panic, and then into physical pain. I ran out of the house, pacing … Continue reading Anxiety Doesn’t Own You
by Hanna Neuschwander Dating is useful almost exclusively as an exercise in helping you understand what you don’t want out of your “forever life.” A necessary but torturous series of practice rounds for the real thing. Along the way, happily, you pick up some useful tricks: How to fold a fitted sheet, maybe, or how to … Continue reading Finding Your Dream Job
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
by Mallory Leicht Coffee is a creative catalyst. We watch it unfold in our shops in the quiet website developer, the grad student, or the roaring work meeting. We hear about it from regulars, with a to-go coffee in hand, as they head out to impact their communities. We feel it in ourselves, as we … Continue reading Cocktails Inspired by Coffee
by Rachel Northrop At a time when so much of our days is consumed with digital, screen-based interactions, there is something refreshing about knowing that the industry in which we work is grounded in something tangible, something that comes from the ground itself. To work in coffee is to work with an agricultural commodity, a … Continue reading Back to the Land – Supply Chain Perspective
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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!