Connect with CQI in Seattle!

Friday, April 21

LECTURE
10:30 - 11:45 | TCC Chelan 2
How B2B E-commerce Can Strengthen Coffee Producer Brands

Presenters: Gilles Brunner, Co-Founder, algrano | Hayden Kwast, Ecommerce & Marketing Manager, Olam Specialty Coffee | Max Fulmer, CEO, Royal Coffee | Norbert Niederhauser, CEO, Cropster | Omar Herrera, Director, La Bodega

Moderator:
Alexandra Katona-Carroll, CQI Communications Manager

Green coffee professionals involved in ecommerce will discuss how importer use of ecommerce can help empower coffee producer brands. Panelists will address what importers have done to improve access to producers and producer content as well as how importers can continue to improve access. Additionally, the panel will talk more specifically about how producers can benefit from selling their coffee via ecommerce platforms.

 

3:45 - 5:30 | Room #618
Philippine Cupping
ACDI/VOCA USDA/MinPACT program

 

3:45 - 5:30 | Room #619
Yunnan Coffee Exchange Cupping

 

Saturday, April 22

LECTURE
9:00 AM – 10:15 – TCC Tahoma 4
Emerging Trends in Coffee Quality

Presenter(s): Andrew Hetzel, Coffee Policy and Trade Adviser, Coffee Strategies | Mario Fernandez, Technical Director, Coffee Quality Institute | Craig Holt, Founder, Atlas Coffee Importers

Moderator:
Carlos Brando, Director, P&A Ltda, Member of CQI Board of Trustees

The future of specialty coffee is not only determined by trends in the consuming end! Explore the latest emerging trends on the other side of the value chain, from the farm to the importer, with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). CQI, a non-profit organization, has been working internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of the people who produce it for over 20 years.

 
11:30 - 1:30pm | 6th Floor Ballroom
CQI’s 19th Annual Luncheon

 
3:15 - 5:30 | Room #618
Myanmar Cupping
Winrock USAID/VCRD program

 

Sunday, April 23

LECTURE
10:30 am - 11:45 | TCC Tahoma 2

El procesamiento como una herramienta innovadora para obtener perfiles de taza (panel de discusión). *EN ESPANOL (English translation provided)

Presenter(s): Cesar C. Echeverry, Director Ejecutivo, TECNiCAFÉ | Hernando Tapasco, Agronomist, SOCODEVI - Society for International Development | Joel Shuler, Owner, Casa BRasil Coffees and Little City Coffee Roasters | Mario Fernández, Technical Director, Coffee Quality Institute

Moderator: Mario Fernández, Technical Director, Coffee Quality Institute

El CQI es una organización sin fines de lucro que ha trabajado por mejorar la calidad del café y las vidas de quienes lo producen por más de 20 años. Como tal, el CQI ha constatado la importancia del procesamiento (beneficiado) como uno de los principales factores, no sólo para mantener al producto limpio y libre de defectos, sino para obtener perfiles de sabor que puedan diferenciarse en los mercados de cafés especiales.

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