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Let’s Talk Coffee announces event speakers

Lets Talk Coffee (LTC) has announced its key speakers for 2018.

The event, taking place from 20 to 23 September in Cartagena, Colombia, will explore the cutting-edge of specialty coffee, and building sustainable business relationships.

Attendees will hear from Agnieszka Rojewska, the recently crowned World Barista Champion of Poland, James Hoffmann of Square Miles Coffee Roasters, Helen Griffith and Olga L. Cuellar G of S&D Coffee & Tea, Andi Trindle Mersche of Philz Coffee, Mario Fernandez of the Coffee Quality Institute, and Helen Russell and Ted Stachura of Equator Coffees and Teas.

Eli Salomon of Voga Coffee has also been announced as a guest speaker, as is Ruth Coleman of Sustainable Growers, Juan Pablo Solis-Viquez of Hivos, Joe Behm of Behmor Inc, and Albert Scalla of Intel FcStone.

To read the guest speaker bios, click here.

LTC 2018 will feature TED Talk-style keynotes delivered by thought leaders on topics ranging from supply chain innovation and developments in processing to market trends and business strategies.

Building on rich a rich history of supply chain collaboration, LTC 2018 will offer attendees opportunities for doing business and networking during one-on-one meetings between roasters and producers and social events like Sevan's Grill and the HarVee Awards.

This year’s LTC will also shine a light on the rising coffee region of Huila, Colombia, LTC’s 2018 feature region. Attendees for LTC will meet with Huila coffee leaders, taste Huila coffees during cupping sessions, and attend the LTC Huila field trip to experience this rising yet largely unexplored specialty coffee region firsthand.

An exciting component of LTC’s 2018 program will be Let's Talk Naturals, a mini-event that will feature the Fifth International Conference on Arabica Naturals and examine how unwashed coffees can meet market flavour demands and support industry sustainability. Learn from coffee processing scientists, cup naturals from a wide variety of origins including Yemen, Uganda, and Colombia, and taste some of unwashed coffees at the Arabica Naturals International Competition and Exhibition.

Cartagena is a beautiful city with world-class accommodations, countless tourist attractions, and a well-connected international airport just 15 minutes from the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, the event's venue.

Click here to register today. Stay tuned to letstalkcoffee.org as additional information is added.

Image credit: Jeff Hann, World Coffee Events 

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