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 – Friday 22nd of November at 2pm.
What it takes to grow 26 Golden Bean medal-winning coffees.
This year, roasters won 26 medals at Golden Bean N. America using coffees grown by direct trade farming group Gold Mountain Coffee Growers in Nicaragua. Wondering what it takes to make that happen? CEO/head farmer Ben Weiner will explain what it takes to grow high-cupping specialty coffee at origin and maintain that quality up to roasteries. You’ll even get to taste some of the final product!
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 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.
Speaker Session – Friday 22nd of November at 5pm.
Delivery of Roasters survey results.
David Parnham has had long experience in the Coffee Community both as the research director at Cafe Culture International and with over 20+ years of success in the Food & Beverage industry. His passion for Coffee Roasting was driven by the World’s longest and the largest Coffee roasting competition named the GOLDEN BEAN – this premier roasting event enables Cafe Culture to annually benchmark the Australian Roasting Market via the Cafe Pulse survey collection each November.
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.
Speaker Session – Wednesday 20th of November at 2:00pm.
Sales Workshop with Phil Di Bella.
Phillip Di Bella’s love for business and entrepreneurship stemmed from an early age. His natural people skills led to a career in hospitality and nine years at Brisbane’s landmark Cosmopolitan Cafe where he earned a reputation for his coffee skills, business acumen and outstanding customer service.