MY COFFEE SERVICES
Sustainable Coffee Development Specialist
Sustainability and good practice in the coffee industry starts with you.
It’s about connecting and empowering people throughout the supply chain - coffee growers, traders, café owners and consumers
And it’s about encouraging positive change – a better future for people and the environment using good agricultural practices and development of livelihoods, markets for the poor, relationship coffee, traceability and accountability.
Your business can be a leader and supporter of positive change in the coffee industry.
And I can help you make it happen.
Why work with a sustainable coffee advocate like me?
I have 20+ years’ experience on coffee farms and in coffee supply chains
I can identify key opportunities for your business
I can conduct evaluations, rapid appraisals and monitor shared value investments with INGOs, traders and multinationals
I can help build your relationships in the global coffee trade
I can support your organisation through every step of the sustainable supply chain
I work directly with companies in the coffee industry through 4 key services:
Supply Chain Appraisal
I conduct rapid appraisal quality control to ensure a company and its key stakeholders (e.g. producers, collectors, and traders and processors) share value in the supply chain. Specifically, I offer the following services:
Identify, map and assess corporate sustainability and shared value activities (e.g. projects in targeted countries) throughout a coffee supply chain
Mainstream gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in operations and market systems
Conduct rapid appraisal quality control to ensure a company and its key stakeholders (e.g. producers, collectors and traders, processors) share value in the supply chain
Produce evidence-based information for product labels and on-line brand information and communication
Support design, delivery and monitoring of company projects working with coffee producers, with a focus on improved livelihoods through good practice sustainable coffee production
Support communication, engagement and differentiation of company actions for growers, collectors and traders at the origin of the supply chain.
Case Studies of Origin, Terroir & Supply Chain Value-Adding
I can assist you to differentiate, package and promote your products using evidence-based research:
Quantitatively research and write case studies of origin, terroir and supply chain value-adding designed to support brand recognition
Deliver evidence-based information to link corporate projects and sustainability actions with company products in the minds of key customers (e.g. retailers and consumers)
Support communication, engagement and differentiation of company actions for buyers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers at the end of the supply chain.
Quality Assurance of Shared Value Investments
Evaluate the return on sustainable supply chain investments and report performance to shareholders and other stakeholders
Conduct evaluations, rapid appraisals and/or monitor company shared value investments with NGOs, traders, processors and communities
Collect and analyse performance information to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative return on investment for coffee company shareholders
Produce images, information and story examples to communicate to key customers (e.g. retailers and consumers) for brand differentiation and enhanced market penetration
Support companies to report against SDG17 and other shared value agreements
Design & Delivery of Shared Value Investments
Ensure that direct trading and projects at the origin of a supply chain are based on good development practice:
Engage growers, traders and other local stakeholders (e.g. local government and civil society)
Identify, map and assess the current coffee production and trading situation
Use participatory methods to understand the development priorities of growers, traders and other local stakeholders
Identify overlapping interests between these stakeholders and the company
Develop action plans and shared value projects that benefit the company and its supply chain origin stakeholders to share value in the supply chain
Prepare performance assessment and reporting tools for growers, traders, local stakeholders and the company to develop a shared body of evidence to track performance