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SCA Hosting Two Webinars: Coffee Sustainability Program

SCA Sustainability Center continues the series on the economic sustainability of coffee production with two webinars that highlight the new Coffee Sustainability Program. The webinars will take place on October 8 at 12pm EDT / 4pm GMT in English and October 15 at 11am EDT / 3pm GMT in Spanish.

From 2018-2019, Erika Koss and Hanes Motsinger were members of the creator’s group – which also included Nora Burkey and Kate Fischer – who wrote the Sustainability Coffee Skills curriculum for the Specialty Coffee Association.

Frans Taapken was among their pilot Foundation and Intermediate students in early 2019.

The course launched at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, USA, in April 2019, taught by Erika and Nora.

Since then, Erika has taught several sections of Foundation and Intermediate online or in person, and two weeks ago (28 Sept), taught the first-ever Foundation course in Kenya. Last week (1 Oct), Frans taught the first-ever course in Europe, in the Netherlands.

The first-ever Professional course will launch at the end of  October, co-taught online by the four co-creators.

 

October 8 at 12pm EDT / 4pm GMT – Register here

Moderator: Kim Elena Ionescu
Panelists:  co-creators Erika Koss, Hanes Motsinger, and Frans Taapken

October 15 at 11am EDT / 3pm GMT – Regístrate aquí

Moderator: Kim Elena Ionescu
Panelists:  co-creators Nora Burkey, Kate Fischer, and Ricardo Oteros

Learn more about the presenters:

Erika Koss
A native Californian, Erika now lives in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is Research Associate at the University of Nairobi. As a PhD candidate in the International, Development Studies program at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her dissertation focuses on the need for climate resilience and gender equity for the East African coffee sector. Her coffee career began as a barista in 1996 in San Diego, during which time she earned her MA in English literature. www.AWorldinYourCup / IG @AWorldinYourCup

Hanes Motsinger
Hanes is the Social Innovation Program Coordinator at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before this, she was the Program Manager at ABQid, Inc., a non-profit startup accelerator supporting New Mexico-based entrepreneurs. She has more than a decade of non-profit industry experience. Hanes holds an M.A. in the Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from Sussex University and an M.S. degree from the University of New Mexico, where her thesis examined corporate social responsibility practices in the specialty coffee industry.

Frans Taapken
Francs has worked in coffee for ten years as a trainer, roaster, coffee consultant, and Q-Grader. He has worked for ten years in coffee, both large and small, both commercial and specialty. These experiences led him to form his own company in 2017, Spoon & Tamper, in the Netherlands, which focuses on coffee consulting and coffee education. As an AST since 2017, when he teaches any course, he seeks to encourage an open mind in himself and with his students.

Nora Burkey
Nora es fundadora de una organización sin fines de lucro que se llama The Chain Collaborative. La misión de la organización es invertir en líderes locales en comunidades de café para que realicen desarrollo sostenible basado en sus propias visiones para cambio. Nora tiene una maestría en desarrollo sostenible y ha consultado para una variedad de organizaciones en la industria de café. Ella ha escrito para varias revistas y ha colaborado con muchos proyectos de sostenibilidad en África y América Latina.

Kate Fischer
La Dra. Kate Fischer es una antropóloga cultural. Ella enseña en el Programa de Honor de la Universidad de Colorado y es la fundadora de Anthropos Coffee Research. Kate es una Profesional de Procesamiento de CQI y miembra de la primera cohorte de expertos en procesamiento. Su investigación actual se centra en las operaciones de procesamiento y poscosecha con pequeños productores en el oeste de Honduras para mejorar la calidad del café de una manera sostenible y alcanzable.

Ricardo Oteros Sánchez-Pozuelo
Fundador y CEO de SUPRACAFE. Economista, AST, Q-Grader, Q-Proccesing. Presidente de la FUNDACION CAFEMUNDI, y miembro del board del SUSTAINBLE COFFEE CHALLENGE y de la Asociación Española del Café. Miembro fundador de TECNICAFE. Ponente en diferentes foros de sostenibilidad (Consejo Económico UN- NY, Forum mundial OCDE – Paris) y cafeteros (30 Congreso Café de Guatemala, Café Fina Experiencia-Medellín).

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