Nov 15, 2018
Despite producing 80% of the world’s coffee, smallholder coffee farmers are struggling to survive. Smallholders are key to coffee sustainability and a core component of the third wave coffee movement and premiumization. How can the industry help smallholders improve yields and coffee quality? And then how does that benefit larger roasters and traders? To answer these questions, we recruited Isabel van Bemmelen, managing director of the Progreso Foundation, to discuss smallholders, big roasters and her organization’s block chain-backed trading platform, Beyco. This Episode also features Global Strategist, Stephen Rannekleiv, Sr. Analyst Jim Watson, and Analyst Bourcard Nesin.