Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Events
LET’S TALK COFFEE® Global RWANDA 2017
Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda 2017 was the largest-ever Relationship Coffee event in Africa, gathering more than 400 attendees at the Kigali Marriott to discuss pressing issues in the coffee industry, strengthen business relationships, and participate in training workshops and cuppings.
Learn more here.
LET’S TALK COFFEE® Global MEXICO 2016
With the theme “Prospering in the new reality,” Let’s Talk Coffee® Mexico 2016 gathered the Relationship Coffee supply chain in Puerto Vallarta to create inclusive supply chains and double-down on transparent, relationship-based business during a time of substantial industry change.
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Panama 2014
Over 550 attendees joined us in Panama for Let’s Talk Coffee® 2014 to connect, collaborate, and learn from expert speakers in the industry and beyond. Here are a few stories about the event:
- Fresh Cup Magazine – Heading to Panama
- Barista Magazine – Let’s Talk Coffee Panama Begins Tomorrow
- Barista Magazine – Report From Panama: Let’s Talk Coffee is Rockin
- Sprudge – Looking In On The 2014 Let’s Talk Coffee Conference, Part 1
- Sprudge – Looking In On The 2014 Let’s Talk Coffee Conference, Part 2
- Daily Coffee News – Looking Back at Let’s Talk Coffee 2014 in Panama (Photo Gallery)
- Michael Sheridan via Daily Coffee News – A Conversation with Ric Rhinehart on the Future of Coffee in Mesoamerica
- Coffee Review – Roast, Variety, Sustainability: HarVee Awards Coffees 2014
Be sure to also check out a series of LTC talks from the event here.
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global El Salvador 2013
10 Years of Let’s Talk Coffee®
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Colombia 2012
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global El Salvador 2011
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Peru 2010
In 2010, the Barista Challenge continued for another year, offering top baristas a one-of-a-kind Let’s Talk Coffee® experience ahead of the main event. The baristas who participated were Raul Rodas, Guatemala; Scottie Callaghan, Australia; Soren Stiller Markuseen, Denmark; Stefanos Domatiotis, Greece; Haruna Muryayama, Japan; Kyle Straw, Canada; Fabrizio Sencion, Mexico; Thomas Schweiger, Germany; Ricardo Cardenas, Mexico; Harrysson Niera, Peru; and Karen Pisconte, Peru.
For additional insights into Let’s Talk Coffee® 2009, check out coverage from Barista Magazine:
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Nicaragua 2009
In the video below, see Let’s Talk Coffee® through the eyes of some of the globe’s top baristas, who participated the Let’s Talk Coffee Challenge – a weeklong adventure of barista-focused coffee challenges, origin immersion and competition captured reality-show style on video. The concept and the fun competition judged by the future (2010) world champion Michael Phillips of Intelligentsia generated plenty of excitement among global baristas and producers for the 2009 Let’s Talk Coffee Nicaragua event.
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Colombia 2008
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global 2007 Fall Costa Rica
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global 2007 Spring Guatemala
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Mexico 2005
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Mexico 2004
Let’s Talk Coffee® Global Mexico 2003
Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional Events
LET’S TALK COFEE® Regional Rwanda 2015
In November 2015, 100 rural women smallholder farmers joined together with the international specialty coffee community for Let’s Talk Coffee® Best of Rwanda, an event in Kigali presented by Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda and Bloomberg Philanthropies. During the event the women directly connected with roasters, financiers, NGO representatives, and other stakeholders, and they attended workshops on how to roast coffee, how to market their coffee through the use of stories, and how to employ financial-literacy skills to manage their businesses. They also tasted a range of coffees and learned about coffee evaluation from women experts from Kenya, Colombia, and elsewhere. This unique supply chain gathering made a lasting impact on all who took part.
Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional Colombia 2015
Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional Colombia brought 80 people from all over Colombia together in the beautiful coffee landscapes of Garzon, Huila, for the country’s first-ever Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional. Attendees included Sustainable Harvest® supply chain partners from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the north to Cauca in the south, as well as many other stakeholders including roasters, financiers, exporters, and equipment manufacturers. Let’s Talk Coffee® is known for providing a unique space for collaboration and learning, and this three-day event did just that. In addition to the farmer trainings was a program that addressed the current challenges of the coffee market and contemplated the industry’s future.
Read more about the event here.
Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional Peru 2015
Let’s Talk Coffee® Regional Peru welcomed over 30 Peruvian smallholder coffee organizations and stakeholders to scenic Moyobamba, located deep in the coffee lands of Northern Peru. The training event focused on topics such as market volatility, improving supplier performance, and transparent sourcing, and offered attendees a chance to connect and cup together.
Read more about the event here.
Let’s Talk Relationship Coffee Regional Australia 2015
In March 2015, the Let’s Talk Relationship Coffee event brought coffee producers from all over the world to Melbourne to share their stories and their coffees. Over three days, attendees tasted coffees, established relationships with producers, and took in top-notch content on topics including the volatile coffee market, the future of coffee production, and new developments in eco-friendly farming techniques. Watch a series of LTC talks from the event here.