| 32 mins
Episode 23: Environmental sustainability at origin
Kicking off a new series on the podcast exploring ecological sustainability across the coffee supply chain, we’re examining the environmental impact of coffee farming at origin.
Finding solutions to the complicated problems caused by the climate crisis is vital to the future viability of coffee, and the planet. Throughout series, we’ll uncover how the coffee industry is responding to these challenges, showcase best practices and offer a glimpse into the future.
In this episode, we speak with coffee growers, traders, and retailers, to address key ecological issues at origin and ask, what do coffee farmers need from coffee retailers to support their environmental initiatives?
Katie Carguilo, Western Coffee Manager, Counter Culture Coffee
, highlights how environmental sustainability is directly tied to farmer economics and the prices they earn.
Diego Robelo, General Manager at Aquiares Estate Coffee
, shares the sustainable agroforestry systems at his coffee farm and the importance of environmentally focused certifications.
Carlos Ortiz, Volcafe Way
Manager at Volcafe, discusses the connection between commercial and environmental needs of coffee roasters and the potential for green credits for coffee farmers.
Credits music: Hot Coffee by Say No More ft Nutty P. in association with the Coffee Music Project