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PRF Colombia SCHEDULE

The seventh edition of the Producer & Roaster Forum will be held on September 14 and 15 in Medellín, Colombia. The schedule for Day 1 and 2 will be updated daily with more speakers and panelists.

AUDITORIUM

8:30am – ARRIVALS

PRF Welcome Speech

9:00am – 9:05am

Speaker

Henry Wilson is CEO and Founder   Henry Wilson

Are genetic improvements for coffee the key to increasing competitiveness and sustainability?

9:10am – 9:30am

Speaker

Luis Jiménez Alvarado  Luis Jiménez Alvarado

The importance of understanding the chemical and physicochemical nature of coffee

9:35am – 9:55am

Speaker

Seneida Lopera-Cardona  Seneida Lopera-Cardona

Coffee Prices for 2023/2024

10:00am – 10:20am

Speaker

Albert Scalla from StoneX   Albert Scalla

Beyond Higher Prices

10:25am – 11:05am

Speaker

Martin Mayorga from Mayorga Coffee   Martin Mayorga

What should a producer consider when they start roasting coffee?

11:10am – 11:30am

Speaker

Rodrigo Jaeger will speak about roasting coffee   Rodrigo Jaeger

Biomass management on coffee farms: A strategy for optimizing production and quality

11:35am – 11:55am

Speaker

Angela Barrero  Angela Barrero

Embracing Latin American identity: Embedding culture into your business

12:00pm – 12:20pm

Speaker

Jose Guzman from UK-coffee business Kofra  Jose Guzman

Elevating flavor profiles and quality at scale for coffee producers

12:25pm – 12:45pm

Speaker

Santiago Lopez  Santiago Lopez

Using invasive microorganisms for exotic fermentation: Is there a risk for the environment?

12:50pm -1:10pm

Speaker

Andrés Felipe Ospina speaks about coffee fermentation.  Andrés Felipe Ospina

Transitioning to organic agriculture: The path to differentiation for your coffee farm?

1:15pm – 1:35pm

Speaker

Oscar Omar Alonzoo productor de café  Oscar Omar Alonzo

To be confirmed

1:40pm – 2:00pm

Speaker

Bancolombia

Revitalizing the coffee sector with younger generations at origin

2:05pm – 2:25pm

Speaker

Ana Mría Donneys  Ana Maria Donneys

Wastewater treatment for smallholder coffee farmers: A sustainable alternative

2:30pm – 2:50pm

Speaker

Patricia Tello  Patricia Tello Reategui

Export factoring: An alternative for scaling sales in the coffee sector

2:55pm – 3:15pm

Speaker

Adriana María Quinceo  Adriana María Quiceno

Adding value at origin: The economic impact of coffee roasting and processing

3:20pm – 3:40pm

Speaker

Luis Velez  Luis Velez

Creating an inspired menu with cold brew

3:45pm – 4:05pm

Speaker

Victor Flores will attend PRF El salvador      Julia Leach

4:05pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

No Filter - Commercial or specialty: Which has a bigger impact on the producers' livelihoods?

9:00am – 9:35am

Speakers

   Rubén Gallozzi Cálix
   Scarlette Soanny Zeron
  Luis Velez

No Filter - What is more important: The price per pound or the cost of production?

9:40am – 10:15am

Speakers

Piotr Kotarba de List + Beisler se une al panel No Filter.   Piotr Kotarba
   Jonathan Moral
   Juan Ricardo Gómez

No Filter - Beyond microlots: Every coffee has a market

10:20am – 10:55am

Speakers

Olga Cuellar de Promising Crops participa en el panel No Filter en PRF Colombia.   Olga Cuellar Gomez
Francesco Sanapo de Ditta Artigianale participa en PRF Colombia.   Francesco Sanapo
Dale Harris joins the No filter panel series at PRF Colombia.   Dale Harris

Understanding what it takes to roast for competitions

11:05am – 11:25am

Speaker

   Eduardo Choza

How to enhance aroma compounds during coffee processing & brewing

11:30am – 11:50am

Speaker

Sasa Sestic from ONA Coffee Sasa Sestic

Analysing the evolving US coffee market

11:55am – 12:15pm

Speaker

Matt Swenson  Matt Swenson

Capturing new markets: Strategies for producers accessing emerging specialty countries.

12:20pm – 12:40pm

Speaker

Mostafa El-Saiid

The rise of exotics: Unveiling China's growing enthusiasm for specialty coffee

12:45pm – 1:05pm

Speaker

 Jason Kew

Navigating EU legislation: Should producers engage with the ESG agenda?

1:10pm – 1:30pm

Speaker

 Fabricio Andrade

A roaster's guide to entering the Eastern European market

1:35pm – 1:55pm

Speaker

Zoran Stanojevic

Exploring the opportunities & challenges in sourcing competition coffees

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Speakers

 Traci Armstrong
 Santiago Carvajal

Bridging the Age Gap in Coffee Production: Success stories directly from origin

2:45pm – 3:25pm

Speakers

Bram attending pRF  Ricardo Pereira

 Julia Peixoto Peters
Bram attending pRF  Lucas Cuadros
Bram attending pRF  Nicholas Castellano

Your coffee delivered right! The importance of successful trade execution in specialty and commercial coffee

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Speaker

  Konstantinos Vallianos

Building a successful vertically integrated brand: from farm to cup

3:55pm – 4:15pm

Speaker

 Julia Peixoto Peters

Prolonging fermentation according to the state of maturation of the coffee cherry

4:20pm – 4:40pm

Speaker

Valentina Osorio will speak about coffee fermentation and ripeness  Valentina Osorio

4:40pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

9:00am – 9:05am

PRF Welcome Speech

  • Henry Wilson

9:10am – 9:30am

Are genetic improvements for coffee the key to increasing competitiveness and sustainability?

  • Luis Diego Jiménez Alvarado

9:35am – 9:55am

The importance of understanding the chemical and physicochemical nature of coffee

  • Seneida Lopera-Cardona

10:00am – 10:20am

Price expectations 2023/2024... Challenges and opportunities

  • Albert Scalla

10:25am – 11:05am

Beyond Higher Prices

  • Martin Mayorga

11:10am – 11:30am

What should a producer consider when they start roasting coffee?

  • Rodrigo Jaeger

11:35am – 11:55am

Biomass management on coffee farms: A strategy for optimizing production and quality

  • Angela Barrero

12:00pm – 12:20pm

Embracing Latin American identity: Embedding culture into your business

  • Jose Guzman

12:25pm – 12:45pm

Elevating flavor profiles and quality at scale for coffee producers

  • Santiago Lopez

12:50pm – 1:10pm

Using invasive microorganisms for exotic fermentation: Is there a risk for the environment?

  • Andrés Felipe Ospina

1:15pm – 1:35pm

Transitioning to organic agriculture: The path to differentiation for your coffee farm?

  • Oscar Omar Alonzo

1:40pm – 2:00pm

To be confirmed

  • Bancolombia

2:05pm – 2:25pm

Revitalizing the coffee sector with younger generations at origin

  • Ana Maria Donneys

2:30pm – 2:50pm

Wastewater treatment for smallholder coffee farmers: A sustainable alternative

  • Patricia Tello Reategui

2:55pm – 3:15pm

Export factoring: An alternative for scaling sales in the coffee sector

  • Adriana María Quinceo

3:20pm – 3:40pm

Adding value at origin: The economic impact of coffee roasting and processing

  • Luis Velez

3:45pm – 4:05pm

Creating an inspired menu with cold brew

  • Julia Leach

4:05pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

9:00am – 9:35am

No Filter

Commercial or specialty: Which has a bigger impact on the producers' livelihoods?

  • Scarlette Soanny Zeron
  • Luis Fernando Velez
  • Rubén Gallozzi Cálix

9:40am – 10:15am

No Filter

What is more important: The price per pound or the cost of production?

  • Piotr Kotarba
  • Juan Ricardo Gómez
  • Jonathan Moral

10:20am – 10:55am

No Filter

Beyond microlots: Every coffee has a market

  • Francesco Sanapo
  • Dale Harris
  • Olga Cuellar Gomez

11:05am – 11:25am

Understanding what it takes to roast for competitions

  • Eduardo Choza

11:30am – 11:50am

How to enhance aroma compounds during coffee processing & brewing

  • Sasa Sestic

11:55am – 12:15pm

Analysing the evolving US coffee market

  • Matt Swenson

12:20pm – 12:40pm

Capturing new markets: Strategies for producers accessing emerging specialty countries.

  • Mostafa El-Saiid

12:45pm – 1:05pm

The rise of exotics: Unveiling China's growing enthusiasm for specialty coffee

  • Jason Kew

1:10pm – 1:30pm

Navigating EU legislation: Should producers engage with the ESG agenda?

  • Fabricio Andrade

1:35pm – 1:55pm

A roaster's guide to entering the Eastern European market

  • Zoran Stanojevic

2:00pm – 2:40pm

Exploring the opportunities & challenges in sourcing competition coffees

  • Olivia Morris
  • Vladislav Demonenko

2:45pm – 3:25pm

Bridging the Age Gap in Coffee Production: Success stories directly from origin.

  • Ricardo Pereira
  • Julia Peixoto Peters
  • Lucas Cuadros
  • Nicholas Castellano

3:30pm – 3:50pm

Your coffee delivered right! The importance of successful trade execution in specialty and commercial coffee

  • Konstantinos Vallianos

3:55pm – 4:15pm

Building a successful vertically integrated brand: from farm to cup

  • Julia Peixoto Peters

4:20pm – 4:40pm

Prolonging fermentation according to the state of maturation of the coffee cherry

  • Valentina Osorio
4:15pm – END OF DAY