Introduction To The Green Coffee Supply Chain

About Course

We will analyze the main actors in the chain and their roles. We will also present the processes coffee goes through from the seed that is planted, to the cherry harvested, to the green bean exported, to the beverage in your cup. Additionally, the relationships between supply chain actors and inflection points represented by nodes of the chain will be discussed.

Description

This course should give you an understanding of the structure of the coffee supply chain from seed to cup.

We will analyze the main actors in the chain and their roles. We will also present the processes coffee goes through from the seed that is planted, to the cherry harvested, to the green bean exported, to the beverage in your cup. Additionally, the relationships between supply chain actors and inflection points represented by nodes of the chain will be discussed.

These structures and systems will be presented objectively and ethical questions will largely be left to students to evaluate independently until they are brought up in subsequent courses in the program.

What Will I Learn?

  • Advanced understanding of the coffee supply chain
  • Advanced understanding of green coffee trade
  • Foundation course to anyone looking to start in coffee trade

Topics for this course

120 Lessons03h 30m

Commodities & Supply Chain

Module 1: Guide & Suggested Readings
Introduction1:59
Supply Chains6:45
Value Chains & Value Addition7:13
Commodities10:48
Commodity Coffee7:52
Tree Crops and The Coffee Cycle9:18
Module 1: Final Exam

Origin Country Actors

Consumption Country Actors & International Traders

Bargaining Power

Demand & Value of Coffee

Specialty Coffee

Emerging Business Models

Collaborative Supply Chains

About the instructor

KarlWienhold

Founder at Cedro Alto

Karl is the founder, director, and farmer advocate at the Cedro Alto coffee farmers' collective, based in Colombia. He and his organization strive to reorganize coffee and commodity trading by leveraging the sharing economy to ensure smallholder farmers are compensated for the true value of their products and create economic incentives for the preservation and regeneration of native biodiversity and natural resources.

 

Pre-coffee, he worked in management consulting focusing on import/export and international competitive strategy before shifting his focus to rural development economics, supporting farmer organizations, government and NGO efforts, and carried out extensive research into agricultural supply chains in post-colonial territories and their interaction with global markets. Today he seeks to leverage his experiences, education, and contacts to foment significant and permanent improvements to the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of agricultural landscapes and communities, beginning with specialty coffee.

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1 Courses

4 students

$250.00

Material Includes

  • Suggested reading list included in the first lesson of each module.

Requirements

  • A general understanding of where coffee comes from and how it is consumed. Those new to or unfamiliar with coffee should thoroughly read the recommended prerequisite materials.

Target Audience

  • Green coffee traders
  • Coffee professionals looking to get into coffee trade

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