PRF SCHEDULE

The fifth edition of the Producer & Roaster Forum will be held on June 30th and July 1st. The schedule for Day 1 and 2 will be updated daily with more speakers and panelists.

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DAY 1

8:30am – ARRIVALS

PRF Welcome Speech

9:00am – 9:25am

Henry Wilson

How Is The Retail Coffee Market Changing?

9:30am – 10:10am

J. Chean (USA) – Groundwork Coffee

J. Holmes (UK) – Mission Coffee Works

C. Sotiros (Switzerland) – Nestlé

10:40am – 11:00am – COFFEE BREAK

11:00am – 11:25am

P. Echavarría (Colombia) – Café de Santa Barbara

11:30am – 12:10pm

J. Brandt (USA) – Higher Grunds Coffee

M. Villanueva (USA) – Brew Point Coffee

12:10pm – 12:30pm – COFFEE BREAK

12:30pm – 1:10pm

C. Junqueira (UAE) – Coffee Planet

Y. Douri (UAE) – Al Douri Group

M. Merhi (UAE) – Cypher

How Roasters Manage Risk When Buying Coffee At Scale

1:15pm – 1:40pm

G. Cerna (USA) – Dunkin

1:40pm – 2:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

2:00pm – 2:25pm

W. Corby (UK) – Pact Coffee

2:30pm – 2:55pm

J. Elicker (Germany) – Supremo Kaffee

Creation of the Ultra-Specialty Certified Standards For The Sustainable Future Of The Industry

3:00pm – 3:25pm

B. Ciepaj (UK)

3:25pm – 3:45pm – COFFEE BREAK

3:45pm – 4:10pm

O. Brattås (Norway) – Kaffebrenneriet AS

Understanding Global Decaf Consumption

4:15pm – 4:40pm

G. Gonzalez (Mexico) – Descafeinadores Mexicanos SA de CV

5:00pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

9:30am – 9:55am

G. Valderrama Tascon (Colombia) – TCV Coffee Solutions

Leveraging Social And Technological Innovation To Improve Coffee Production

10:00am – 10:25am

C.  Echeverry (Colombia) – Parque Tecnológico de innovación TECNICAFÉ

10:25am – 10:45am – COFFEE BREAK

10:45am – 11:10am

O. Cuellar (Colombia) – Promising Crops

Positioning a Specialty Coffee Shop in a Producing Country

11:15am – 11:40am

J. Monroy (Colombia) – Kafe Loma Verde

Will counting on the whole production chain be the future of coffee producers?

11:45am – 12:10pm

S. Zuluaga (Colombia) – Cielo Tostado

12:10pm – 12:30pm – COFFEE BREAK

Making A Career From Espresso

12:30pm – 12:55pm

C. Prieto (Colombia) – Escuela formadora de Baristas

The Potential For Latin American Coffee In Asia

1:00pm – 1:25pm

A. Roa (Colombia) – Miss Coco

A Guide To Transitioning To Specialty Coffee Production

1:30pm – 1:55pm

D. Maya (Colombia) – Grupo Empresarial Accresco

1:55pm – 2:15pm – COFFEE BREAK

How Does Farm Planning Affect Coffee Quality?

2:15pm – 2:40pm

A. Polo (Colombia) – Caravela Coffee

H. Calderón (Colombia) – Caravela Coffee

Fine Robusta: A Species With Potential?

2:45pm – 3:10pm

D. Bustamante (Ecuador) – Hacienda Legrand  

Which Variables Should You Control During Coffee Processing?

3:15pm – 3:40pm

J. O. Cucuname B. (Colombia) – CuBa BIOTEC

3:40pm – 4:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

2020-2022 The Perfect Storm in Coffee Price Volatility

4:15pm – 4:55pm

A. Scalla (USA) – Stonex

5:00pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

10:40am – 11:00am – COFFEE BREAK

11:30am – 12:10pm – D. Migliatti (Brazil), K. Konstantinopoulos (Greece)

12:10pm – 12:30pm – COFFEE BREAK

12:30pm – 1:10pm – T. Dreyfuss (USA), D. Harris (UK), F. Yuan (UK)  

1:15pm – 1:40pm

1:40pm – 2:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

2:00pm – 2:40pm – F. Alhamrani (Saudi Arabia), M. Pavani (UAE), H. Dimitris (Jordan)

2:45pm – 3:25pm 

3:25pm – 3:45pm – COFFEE BREAK

3:45pm – 4:10pm

5:00pm – END OF DAY

DAY 2

8:30am – ARRIVALS

Breaking Down Sensory Analysis For Cold Brew

9:00am – 9:25am

J. Leach (USA) – Toddy, LLC

9:30am – 10:10am

A. Rosa (UK) – Kofra Coffee

L. Schneider (USA) – Fire Department Coffee

Understanding The Market For Rare, Exclusive & Competition Coffee

10:15am – 10:40am

R. Garrick (UK) – WatchHouse

10:40am – 11:00am – COFFEE BREAK

How can experimental processing techniques be leveraged to mitigate the impact of climate change?

11:00am – 11:25am

G. Druce (Germany) – The Barn

Why are Blends Important to the Coffee Sector?

11:30am – 12:10pm

T. Dreyfuss (USA) – Metropolis Coffee

D. Harris (UK) – Hasbean

F. Yuan (UK) – Origin Coffee Roasters

12:10pm – 12:30pm – COFFEE BREAK

The Gender Equity Index: An Innovative Tool to Benefit Coffee’s Hidden Workforce

12:30pm – 1:10pm

K. Easson (USA) – Equal Origins

P. Manga (Colombia) – Caravela Coffee

E. Jaramillo (Colombia) – West Rock Coffee

X. Mejia (Colombia) – Coop Alto Occidente de Caldas

Scalability, Growth and Success in Retail Coffee Chains

1:15pm – 1:40pm

D. Migliatti (Brazil) – Sterna Cafe

1:40pm – 2:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

Coffee Production and Technology: How data collection improves production outcome and business sustainability

2:00pm – 2:40pm

R. Pereira (USA) – Ally Coffee

N. Castellano (USA) – Cropster

Building Presence & Loyalty in Emerging Market

2:00pm – 2:40pm

M. Pavani (UAE) – Três Marias Coffee Company

Coffee Quality Control At Scale: From Warehouse to Coffee Shop

3:15pm – 3:40pm

P. Konstantinopoulos (Greece) – Coffee Island

3:40pm – 4:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

Franchise Expansion & Growth in the Coffee Sector

4:15pm – 4:35pm

B. Fish (USA) – Biggby Coffee

5:00pm – END OF DAY

8:30am – ARRIVALS

Improving Profitability In The Coffee Sector

9:00am – 9:25am

J. F. Jaimes (Colombia) – Lavaive

9:30am – 9:55am

L. Granados (Colombia) – IWCA Colombia

Exploring Fertilizers: Chemical vs. Sustainable Techniques & Biofertilisation

10:00am – 10:25am

J. Vélez (Colombia) – Bold Coffee Company

10:25am – 10:45am – COFFEE BREAK

Using Technology To Produce Sustainable High-Quality Coffee

10:45am – 11:10am

H. A. López (Colombia) – Innovakit SAS Bic

Building Relationships & Respecting Cultural Differences: A Guide For Successful Coffee Businesses

11:15am – 11:40am

C. González Calle (Colombia) – Dos Mundos Capital & Trade

How to educate rural communities on the specialty coffee market?

11:45am – 12:10pm

J. M. Cardona Gómez (Colombia) – Cocora Agroindustrial SAS

12:10pm – 12:30pm – COFFEE BREAK

How is the global sociopolitical context influencing coffee farming costs

12:30pm – 12:55pm

O. Inocente (Perú) – NCBA CLUSA 

Exploring The Impact Of Women In The Colombian Coffee Sector

1:00pm – 1:25pm

N. Moreno (Colombia) – Constantine Café

Are Experimental Processing Methods The Key To Differentiation?

1:30pm – 1:55pm

E. Noreña (Colombia) – Alquimisita Specialty Coffees

1:55pm – 2:15pm – COFFEE BREAK

Physical and Sensory Quality of Colombian Coffee

2:15pm – 2:40pm

J. Galvis (Colombia) – Azahar Coffee Company

How To Add Value During Dry Milling

2:45pm – 3:10pm

G. Ramos (Colombia) – Sumin

An Overview Of Technology In Colombian Coffee Production

3:15pm – 3:40pm

A. Gaitan (Colombia) – Cenicafé

3:40pm – 4:00pm – COFFEE BREAK

Making The Coffee Industry A Passion For Younger Generations

4:00pm – 4:25pm

L. E. López (Colombia) – Pacific Wind EDC

5:00pm – END OF DAY