Coffee value chain consultants that make better coffee, sell coffee better
Coffee value chain consulting that increases the value of international trade through improvements in trade policy, capacity development, competitiveness for smallholder farmers and market access for high-value specialty coffee agriculture.
Business to business marketing: developing and implementing special events, including quality competitions, auctions, coffee industry festivals and conference programs, and buyer origin tours to educate and motivate smallholder farmers. Our coffee experts facilitate trade linkages with high value international buyers and public-private partnerships.
As coffee consultants for private industry, we provide business coffee roaster consulting services for more than two dozen leading roasting businesses in Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Agriculture value chain consultants working to sustainably improve the value of coffee production and trade
Coffee Quality Institute
Coffee Quality Institute initiatives in Myanmar, Uganda, and Yemen
Coffee experts quoted by trade and consumer press
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