Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018.

What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” Lisanne, a cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice.

Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, joins Lisanne in the presentation to discuss the diversity of coffee producers across different regions, countries, communities, and families. Addressing common assumptions about coffee producers, Lisanne and Ivania show how stereotypes hinder developing relationships with coffee farmers.