Coffee Development Consultants
Making better coffee
Selling coffee better
Coffee development consulting that increases the value of international coffee trade through improvements in policy, quality, capacity building, and market access for smallholder coffee farmers. Value chain analysis that helps guide policy and national strategy.
Strategic coffee market analysis to guide strategy and decision-making. Business to business marketing: developing mutually-beneficial market linkages between consumers from high value markets and coffee producers worldwide; creating private public partnerships with the coffee industry.
As consultants for the private industry, we provide consulting services to improve the performance of coffee roasting businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe, and the United States. Clients also include coffee importers and institutional investors seeking to learn more about market dynamics.
Working to improve the value and sustainability of smallholder coffee farming
Organization of a coffee industry trade association and support for the Timor-Leste national coffee sector rehabilitation program
Coffee market analysis and strategic plan for the Papua New Guinea Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access program
North America coffee market analysis and strategy for the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
Coffee development experts quoted by consumer and trade media
Mr. Hetzel said the New York specialty coffee scene was in its infancy just five years ago, far behind cities like Portland and San Francisco, but has recently blossomed into one of the most vibrant in the world.April 10, 2014
Says Hetzel: “Single-serve is clearly the future of the coffee business.”March 2, 2011
“Coffee is something that has been with humanity for 1,500 years,” Hetzel said. “It’s not going anywhere any time soon.”April 20, 2009
“You don’t see an Apple campaign for how well they treat workers in factories,” Mr. Hetzel said, referring to reports of poor working conditions at factories owned by some of the technology giant’s subcontractors. “But the coffee industry in particular seems to be especially sensitive to the environment and to workers.”September 27, 2012