Sustainable Harvest’s Let’s Talk Coffee registration open

Registration is now open for Sustainable Harvest’s 12th-annual Let’s Talk Coffee event taking place outside Panama City, on 9 – 12 October. Let’s Talk Coffee brings together coffee growers, roasters, financiers, non-governmental organisations, and other stakeholders to strengthen relationships and discuss industry issues. This year’s theme is Building a World-Class Supply Chain and will focus on improving partnerships across each level of production, Sustainable Harvest said in a statement. The curriculum will feature speakers covering a breadth of important issues affecting the coffee industry. New York Times Journalist Oliver Strand will lead a panel featuring some of the world’s leading coffee retailers. Wall Street Journal Reporter Leslie Josephs will present about the state of the coffee market. Carlos Brando of P&A International Marketing will present about processing methods and how weather in Brazil has led to price volatility. A Let’s Talk Processing session will bring together coffee growers to share post-harvesting practices. Several industry professionals conducting work fighting Coffee Rust Disease will present the latest findings. Author Hanna Neuschwander will lead a panel featuring farmers from Hacienda La Esmeralda, Finca La Mula, and other esteemed growers and roasters discussing the intricacies of the Geisha varietals the Panama area is famous for. Let’s Talk Coffee participants will have the chance to visit one of several Geisha- growing coffee farms in the Boquete region, including Hacienda La Esmeralda, Finca La Mula, Finca Rio Cristal, Finca Sofia, Finca Callejon Seco and Finca Elida.

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