Friday, April 3, 2015

See you in Seattle - Artisan at SCAA

Looking forward to the great gathering of passionate, innovative, game-changer coffee people in Seattle next week! 
If you will be there, too, I hope we cross paths. Here are a few things to look for:

Learn new stuff! Attend one of the two panel lectures I am moderating:
Cost to Produce vs. Price: Producers Narrow Margins
Saturday, Apr. 11, 9:00 - 10:15am
The Conference Center (adjacent to the expo hall bldg.) - Room 304
  • Presenter 1: Mark Lundy, International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT
  • Presenter 2: Saurin Nanavati, COSA (Committee on Sustainability Assessment)
  • Presenter 3: Ben Carlson, Long Miles Coffee
  • Moderator: Ruth Ann Church, Artisan Coffee Imports
Economics of Quality & Price: Insights From CoE Auction Data
Saturday, Apr. 11, 10:30 - 11:45am
The Conference Center (adjacent to the expo hall bldg.) - Room 202
  • Presenter 1: Norbert Wilson, Auburn University
  • Presenter 2: Adam Wilson, Thrive Supply
  • Moderator: Ruth Ann Church, Artisan Coffee Imports
Roast Magazine -- Early Release of the May/June edition
Pg. 25, you'll find an article I wrote: "A New Focus on Farm-Level Economics" which reviews Rwanda and Burundi and research related to potato taste defect in those countries.

IWCA Breakfast - Saturday, April 11, 7:30 - 9:00am

With the theme: Inspiring Change: Make it Happen, this breakfast event will recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the work and achievements of women in all aspects of the supply chain within the coffee industry. (Ticketed - $60)
I have just joined as a volunteer board member and co-chair of the Research & Education Relations committee, so I'm "all in"!

Roasters Guild Party
Saturday, Apr. 11, 7pm - 1am -- Gameworks (World Sports Grille), 1511 7th Avenue
If you haven't been before, go! This is a great mixer and fun way to finish off the conference. I will look for you.

Hope to see you in Seattle!