Coffee Events & Speaking

Sustainable Coffee Speaker for Hire

Nicole Motteux, Sustainable coffee advocate, banana farmers in Zimbabwe © Nicole Motteux, 2018

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I value networking events to meet people and share information and experiences. I want to learn and share ideas to catalyse sustainable coffee practices within often complex political, social and economic environments.


Pacific Legal Network

In August 2019, I presented to Pacific Legal Network, and international and domestic investors concerning ethical and sustainable coffee production. The discussions focused on coffee growers facing the lowest real prices on record, low productivity, and environmental and gender challenges. I also discussed ways in which coffee producers can gain a good price for their products, giving them the reward they deserve for their hard work.

These events allow exploration and discussion of diverse approaches associated with fighting poverty.

I am always inspired to engage with forward thinkers who want to contribute ideas and energy to our world.

Nicole Motteux is a speaker for coffee talks, workshops and events
I invited Nicole to speak at an event of international and domestic investors and other professionals concerning ethical and sustainable coffee production. Nicole was the consummate professional; she spoke and presented with complete authority and knowledge of the topic. It was engaging and insightful and we had to cut the question time short! Nicole is a pleasure and a privilege to work with.
— John Ridgway, Head of Legal Services, Pacific Legal Network

Double Shot Coffee Fiesta

In October 2018, I was the keynote speaker at the annual Double Shot Coffee Fiesta hosted by the City of Unley in Adelaide, South Australia. The Fiesta celebrates and recognises the critical role of everyone, and in particular women, in the coffee supply chain from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing to serving fabulous coffee. Discussions focused on themes of sustainability, gender, improvement, relevance, rigour, engagement, accessibility, truthfulness, efficiency, impartiality and transparency. 

Dr Motteux was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Double Shot Coffee Fiesta event and gave an extremely engaging and informative presentation about the ‘Bush to Cup Journey’ on our industry stage. Nicole was able to make her content relatable to a varied audience ranging from industry experts through to the general public which was complemented by a series of wonderful photographs on screen. Nicole was extremely timely and warm with her communication in the lead up to the event and was an absolute pleasure to work with.
— Carly Hemus, Events Management Specialist, City of Unley

CARE International Australia

In 2017, I presented research results of the Laos study “Contribution of coffee production to household expenditure and consumption” to CARE in Australia. The presentation supported program delivery and also informed future program design.

Nicole’s presentation informed our program designs, with her experiences and research from her fieldwork. Nicole’s research ensured that the program would effectively respond and address the communities’ real situation.
— Shan Southwell, CARE International Australia

International Coffee Day, Laos

In 2016, I helped organise the first celebration of International Coffee Day in Vientiane, Laos. I worked with producers, suppliers and café owners in the Lao coffee industry to organise a family-friendly public event. It celebrated Laos’s rich history of coffee and recognised women’s roles in coffee from farming and processing to trading and brewing.

It was highly successful, attracting over 500 people including coffee lovers, donors, traders, café owners and tourists. The event was so popular that I helped to organise the second event the following year, to an even bigger attendance.

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