Building a billion-dollar coffee hub

Through MyCoffeeWorld, coffee pioneer Pascal Schlittler and a group of investors provide entrepreneurial equity, hands-on support, and business expertise to innovative coffee start-ups. Even before falling for the coffee industry, Pascal Schlittler had a mind for building businesses. He started his first company at 22 years of age while still in university, and from there, built a successful career, leading him to the position of CEO of Lenovo Switzerland. When the opportunity came up to work with Eric Favre, creator of the Nespresso capsule system, on coffee capsule start-up Mocoffee, Schlittler jumped at the chance to apply all he had learnt about business and build this new company from the ground up.
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MICE2020: All eyes Down Under

The ninth instalment of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo is set to have stronger international representation than ever before. When people think of Australia, they imagine sweeping landscapes, picturesque beaches, quality coffee, and dangerous wildlife. While the latter is highly overdramatised, the rest of the stereotypes are true, particularly its thriving coffee culture.
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El Salvador: A federation for the future

Tiny El Salvador was once the fourth-largest coffee producer, but then the perfect storm swept through. Local actors talk renovation, unification, and the Federation. Looking at the International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) historical production figures for El Salvador, one might wonder what happened to the small country whose coffee industry once produced millions of bags of coffee a year, making the 21,000-square-kilometre country the fourth-largest producer globally throughout the 1970s. By the 1990s, El Salvador still averaged about 2.4 million bags per year, but this current harvest is expected below 900,000 60-kilogram bags.
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Nespresso commits to reducing carbon footprint

Nestlé has announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and capsule arm Nespresso is just as committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Global Coffee Report explores how. When consumers assess the impact of a coffee capsule, they look at the packaging material, then question the way it’s recycled. But Christophe Boussemart, Nespresso’s Sustainable Development Project Manager, says there’s more to the product’s carbon footprint than meets the eye.
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Nordic by nature

The cold weather isn’t the only reason the Nordics drink so much coffee. Global Coffee Report explores the serious coffee culture behind the top consuming countries. When Sonja Björk Grant
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Nico Roozen: A founding father

Solidaridad’s Nico Roozen on lessons learnt from more than 30 years at the helm of certification systems, the disruptive power of new technologies, and why they’re needed to make an impact on the supply chain. Nico Roozen is determined to break the stereotype of retirement. In June this year, the Co-founder of fair trade certification system and corporate social responsibility initiatives including Max Havelaar and Utz Certified, officially stepped down from his role as Executive Director of development agency Solidaridad. He handed the baton of responsibilities over to Jeroen Douglas to lead the next evolution of the foundation, but far from taking a back seat in the slow lane, Roozen is excited about the changes he can help implement as Solidaridad’s first Honorary President.
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Exploring the Coffee Cosmos

Coffee is a multi-dimensional product, with facets and interests in it ranging from agriculture and chemistry to culture and the economy. It’s these numerous aspects that
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