Mission, vision, and approach

Mission  To grow the Arabica coffee supply chain in a sustainable way through collaborative agricultural research and development.
Vision  To create a toolbox of coffee varieties, genetic resources and accompanying technologies and to disseminate them strategically and collaboratively in producing countries to alleviate current and future constraints to the supply chain of fine Arabica coffees
Approach
  • Work directly with and expand the network of existing coffee research institutions and scientists in producing  countries through collaborative research and training
  • Identify key constraints to productivity and quality
  • Bring the ‘best and brightest’ from other research sources like American Universities and the International  Agricultural Research Centers
  • Fund and conduct collaborative research on the identified production and quality constraints in origin countries
  • Insure that the results get to the producers

4 Responses to Mission, vision, and approach

  1. Cameron Carter says:

    I know that this is a shot in the dark, but I was a Biology major while at A&M as well as a barista and a manager at Muldoons near campus. Lately I have found my hobby in studying the arabica bean, mainly roasting, various origins, and basic biology. I’m curious if there are any opportunities for in research for someone with my interest.

    -Cameron Carter

  2. Konrad Brits says:

    Hi

    We are a green coffee company based in the UK but working in Ethiopia (alongside Gates Foundation funded Coffee Initiative run by Technoserve) , Rwanda (pilot with Root Capital), Uganda (With GMCR and FTUSA). Our focus is on building collaborative supply chains with the harder to reach farming communities. Our aim is to build commercial platforms that survive and thrive beyond aid and donor participation, funded by the commerce of coffee. Varietals, yileds, climate etc are obviously a vital component of social impact and the longevity of coffee production. I am thrilled to find this initiative and will look to support you in whatever way we can.

    Regards
    Konrad

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