6 Education Sessions to Attend at Coffee Fest LA if Sustainability Matters to You

August 10, 2022

6 Education Sessions to Attend at Coffee Fest LA if Sustainability Matters to You

6 Education Sessions to Attend at Coffee Fest LA if Sustainability Matters to You
These six sessions at Coffee Fest Los Angeles are part of the all new industry-leading education program. All of them focus on green coffee and sustainability. And five of the six sessions are included with your general admission ticket!

ONE

Going Green: Panel Discussion on Sustainability in the Coffee Industry

Join our expert sustainability panelists for an engaging discussion on sustainable practice across the industry. Hear from industry leaders about the impact of sustainable coffee production, and how it affects the growers, workers, traders and the environment. Discover insider insights into the true impact of reducing single-use plastics and disposable packaging, and explore cutting edge advancements in materials and recycling. Come away from this session with a better understanding of the role coffee makers and coffee lovers play in reducing our impact on the earth.

Panel Moderator: Stephanie Alcala, Junior Trader at RGC Coffee

Panelists: Emerson Haro, Owner of Farm Cup Coffee | James McKenney, Specialty Trader at Sucafina Specialty | Jose Ramirez, Chief Sales Officer & Chief Supply Chain Officer at NuZee Inc.

This is a free session included with your general admission ticket.

TWO

8 Questions to Ask Your Coffee Importer

As coffee people, we want to make sure our actions and our money are part of the solution. We don’t want to make the problems worse. This can be even more challenging for roasters who may not get to travel as much as they’d like and have to trust their importer(s). We've come up with a framework and questions to dive into with coffee importer(s) to uncover insights, and better understand the impact of your purchase(s) and your importing partners’ values and perspectives.

Speaker: Jim Ngokwey, Managing Partner at Mighty Peace Coffee

This is a free session included with your general admission ticket.

THREE

Green Coffee Sourcing Workshop – strategies for small and mid-sized roasters to manage quality, price and sustainability

This session covers an introduction to the coffee supply chain – overview of coffee origins and how coffee moves from origin to destination markets and price drivers, an overview of coffee supply chain sustainability -- challenges and the initiatives/certifications that address them, and sourcing strategies to manage sustainability, quality, and price risk for small to mid-sized roasters.

Speakers: James McKenney, Specialty Trader at Sucafina Specialty | Katherine Ferguson, Specialty Managing Trader at Sucafina Specialty

This workshop has an additional registration fee. Please add it to your registration prior to the event to receive early bird pricing, or stop by the registration counters on site.

FOUR

Ask the Experts: Coffee Roasting, Green Coffee, Equipment

Coffee Fest, in collaboration with Roast Magazine, Barista Magazine, and CoffeeTalk Magazine, are excited to offer three days of discussions, networking sessions, and more in our new Conversation Corner. Launching at Coffee Fest Los Angeles, this new space is a great area to hang out, meet some new friends, and have a chat with industry leaders.

Panel Moderator: Connie Blumhardt, Publisher at Roast Magazine

Panelists: Jeff Chean, Chief Coffee Guy at Groundwork Coffee | Lucas Baker, Head of Coffee at Arcade | Marcus Young, Education and Content Manager at Cropster

This is a free session included with your general admission ticket.

FIVE

The Future of Responsibly Sourced Coffee

With climate change and sustainability now at the forefront of every conversation, the demand for responsibly sourced products has never been greater. In her talk titled, “The Future of Responsibly Sourced Coffee,” Stephanie Alcala will begin by first asking the question, “what is responsibly sourced coffee?” She will then offer insight into prevailing consumer trends, academic research, and industry initiatives that are all striving towards securing the future supply of sustainable coffee supply chains.

Speaker: Stephanie Alcala, Junior Trader at RGC Coffee

This is a free session included with your general admission ticket.

SIX

A Conversation on Green Coffee: In Conversation with green coffee expert Katherine Nolte Ferguson, Sucafina Specialty

Coffee Fest, in collaboration with Roast Magazine, Barista Magazine, and CoffeeTalk Magazine, are excited to offer three days of discussions, networking sessions, and more in our new Conversation Corner. Launching at Coffee Fest Los Angeles, this new space is a great area to hang out, meet some new friends, and have a chat with industry leaders.

Panel Moderator: Connie Blumhardt, Publisher at Roast Magazine

Panelist: Katherine Ferguson, Specialty Managing Trader at Sucafina Specialty

This is a free session included with your general admission ticket.

 

If sustainability and green coffee matters to you, then you need to check out these six educational sessions at Coffee Fest Los Angeles! Many of these educational sessions are part of our all new industry-leading education program. And as you can see above, there are many free sessions with your general admission ticket. Learn more about attending Coffee Fest LA!

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