Back to the Future 2.0: Rick Peyser Reflects on his Career at Keurig Green Mountain

Back to the Future 2.0: Rick Peyser Reflects on his Career at Keurig Green Mountain

Let’s Talk Coffee® is known throughout the coffee world as an event like no other. Held in a different coffee-growing country each year, Let’s Talk Coffee® draws a higher contingent of coffee producers than any other industry gathering. But it’s not just growers who come to Let’s Talk Coffee®: Coffee professionals from around the world—from roasters to NGOs to financiers—flock to the event to create a truly unique origin experience. 

The next Let’s Talk Coffee® will take place in November in Kigali, Rwanda—stay tuned for further details, to be announced in the coming weeks. In anticipation of the Rwanda event, we’re taking a look at some memorable moments from Let’s Talk Coffee® 2014, which took place in Panama. Enjoy this blast from the past, and we’ll see you in Rwanda! 

Rick Peyser spent 27 years at Keurig Green Mountain. While he held many positions during that time, he’s undoubtedly best known in the specialty coffee world for the last title he had there: Director of Social Advocacy and Supply Chain Community Outreach. While holding that job, Rick was a true farmer advocate, working in coffee-producing communities to develop effective solutions for strengthening coffee supply chains.

He made a substantial impact in his time at Keurig Green Mountain, but in 2014 he stepped away from the position. Just months later, he took the stage at Let’s Talk Coffee® Panama to reflect on his career working with farmers, showcasing a few success stories to illustrate the impact of a transparent supply chain.

Please enjoy this moving presentation from one of the industry’s most beloved figures.