Re:verb | Guangzhou, China 2017-06-06T09:59:15+00:00

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14 December 2015

Re:verb is a single-day gathering designed for individuals interested in experiencing speaker stories, presentations, and media focused on different aspects of the specialty coffee community.

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Speakers

Darrin Daniel

Darrin Daniel
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Florence, Italy, April 15 2014: Francesco Sanapo © 2014 Guglielmo de' Micheli

© 2014 Guglielmo de’ Micheli

Francesco Sanapo

Damon Chen web

Damon Chen
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Photo by Jason Dixson Photography.

Photo by Jason Dixson Photography.

Cory Andreen
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Matt Perger Profile-1 (1) web

Matt Perger
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Schedule

9:30-10:00 MEET & GREET
10:00-11:00 MORNING SESSION

Speaker: DARRIN DANIEL
Talk: A Coffee Buyer’s Journey: Sustainability and Its Discontents

Darrin’s talk is a personal journey into what it’s like to be a coffee buyer within the ever-changing landscape of specialty coffee. Darren will review of the impact of changes throughout the supply chain, and challenges to sustainable practices.

11:00-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-12:30 LATE MORNING SESSION

DESIGN FILM

Speaker FRANCESCO SANAPO
Talk: Barista 2.0 & The Third Wave Coffee Shop

In this talk, Francesco will discuss the following issues, in practical terms:

  • Who is the new generation of baristas?
  • What is customer service in a third wave coffee shop?
  • How do we most effectively approach coffee shop management?

Francesco’s background as a world barista finalist, a successful business owner, and a trainer of some of the best baristas in the world helps shape his experience. He will share some of his insights, and his approach to cultivating customer service and managing a shop in today’s specialty coffee environment.

12:30-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-16:00 AFTERNOON SESSION

Speaker DAMON CHEN
Talk Title: Roasting & Small Business Models: The Art of Wholesale in Specialty Coffee

Damon will about the history of his roasting business, and what he has recently observed about the developing coffee roasting market in greater China area. This talk will not only cover how to prepare yourself if you’d like to join the coffee roasting business, but it will also cover how to improve your current business model.

Speaker CORY ANDREEN
Talk Title: Building a Coffee Community

As someone who has helped build the coffee community in Berlin, Cory will take us through his experience there, over the past seven years.  He will explore the related ideas of how a community of professionals drives the consumer community, and how a breakdown in this community impacts the consumer.

Cory will talk about how his experiences in Europe helped shaped the new coffee business he opened in Washington DC. He will also break down the differences between these very distinct, but related, coffee communities.

16:00-16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15-17:15 MID-AFTERNOON SESSION

Speaker MATT PERGER
Talk Title: Coffee Myths, Busted!

In this talk, Matt Perger challenges common coffee myths. This is a fresh and optimistic look at our forward trajectory as a specialty coffee community, based on common sense and scientific rigor.

17:15-17:55 Group Q&A: All Speakers
17:55-18:00 CLOSING