SCA Lectures Podcast #8: Listen to the Research

The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect with each other, and how they can inform the business manager to increase chances of success.

SCA Lectures Podcast #5: Changing Power Structures

Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of oppression exists (she explains the concept in this TED video). Women of color and those who identify outside of the CIS-normative, experience a unique set of challenges that often go unheard. This …

SCA Lectures Podcast #1: Women’s Coffee, Part II

The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 2/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals, where panelists discussed the impact of women’s coffee and other market initiatives for women …

SCA Lectures Podcast #1: Women’s Coffee, Part I

The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 1/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals, where panelists discussed the impact of women’s coffee and other market initiatives for women …