Speaker Session – Thursday 21st of November at 2pm.
What’s behind the Rainforest Alliance Seal?
You may have seen these labels popping up more and more, but what do they actually stand for? What do their certificates cover and how can they add meaningful value to your business? Melanie Mokken, representative for UTZ and Rainforest Alliance in Australia and New Zealand, will give us insight into what’s behind these labels. Sustainability and quality go hand in hand and the challenge to secure the long-term sustainable supply of coffee is real. By walking us through the certification flow from farm to shelf she will give us a better understanding of how a partnership with these programs secures your supply for the future, strengthens your reputation and ensures your customers can continue to trust and enjoy your delicious coffees.
Speaker Session – Thursday 21st of November at 3pm.
How your brain works and how to get the most out of it.
Janice Elsley brings over fourteen years’ worth of experience in both shaping teams and nurturing environments, to make strategic business goals a reality. Janice boasts a multitude of qualifications in psychology, human resources and law; and more recently neuroscience and leadership.
Speaker Session – Friday 22nd of November at 11am.
How processing, collaboration and ongoing relationships can shape the future of specialty coffee
Speaker Session – Friday 22nd of November at 3pm.
Cost of Production in Colombia and Cofinet’s Strategy to have a sustainable Supply Chain.
Carlos travelled to Australia in 2009 for education purposes, his intention was to do an MBA at Macquarie University and return home. After finishing his postgraduate studies he worked as a Civil Engineer for 4 years for Rio Tinto and Downer EDI.
Speaker Session – Thursday 21st of November at 11.30am.
Topic: Quality Milk for the 98% of your cafe drinks.
Jeremy is an experienced sales professional who has been with Riverina Fresh for almost 3 years.
With a strong understanding of the specialty coffee industry, he recognises all the hard work that goes into crafting a great bean and knows that although coffee is the hero, milk can play an important role.
Raihaan has been in coffee for over 10 years having worked in high volume espresso bars and retail, to roasting and quality control and now in raw coffee supply.
Speaker Session – Friday 22nd of November at 12:15pm.
Eric will be discussing the Chinese coffee growing industry from the Yunnan Province
Eric Baden is a German citizen and SCA member who has lived in China continuously for the past 20 years. Starting out as a roaster, he became a Q-Arabica Grader and over the past 6 years, built Coffee Commune into a full value-chain business that is all about great coffee and the credentials to craft it from crop to cup.
Brandon Bir – Coffee Triangulations of the World
Brandon Bir, SCA AST, SCA Sensory Course Contributor, Q-grader, and Golden Bean Champion from Crimson Cup in the USA, will be leading a workshop to explore coffees of the world. This workshop will help those interested in taking the Q-grader exam. You will not only touch upon the 4 q-grader tests, but will build upon the basic understanding of cupping protocols, the coffee flavor wheel, and differences in coffee profiles due to processing, variety, and/or region. In one short day, we will taste our way through Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
Part sensory science, part history, and lots of tasting, this workshop is for coffee professionals that want to develop calibration skills and be positioned to make better informed purchasing decisions.
Oceana Coffee & Certified Arabica Q Grader
I was born in Sydney in NSW but grew up in Brisbane QLD. I joined the Navy at 16, and then while still young I got out and worked in private industry, starting in Port Macquarie, NSW before returning back to Brisbane, QLD. Moving to the USA I began my coffee career shipping Australian Di Bella Coffee to the States.
Director, Cafe Culture International
Kristine started her career as administrations officer for Elcom Collieries in the Hunter Valley. She than progressed into a finance position at Drayton Coal part of Shell Exploration. Read More
Founder, Pentair® Everpure Golden Bean
Managing Director, Cafe Culture International
Sean started his working life as an Electrical Fitter in the Hunter Valley mining industry before gaining a degree in OHS and Human Resource management. Along with wife Kristine he moved to the America’s, travelling across the country working in hospitality positions, predominantly in hotel management. Read More