Connecting with S&D at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo

Next week, members of the S&D team will be headed to Seattle for Re:co Symposium and the Global Specialty Coffee Expo (formerly the SCAA Expo). The Symposium and Expo are always great opportunities to connect with other members of our industry to discuss consumer trends, supply chain developments and the future of coffee ― and of course, drink plenty of coffee as well!

During the Expo, you can find us at booth #2201 — where you can sample selections from the S&D Specialty Coffee Collection Epic Series and learn more about our sustainable sourcing platform, Raíz Sustainability, and our specialty coffee sourcing abilities.

In addition to seeing us in the Exhibition Hall, S&D team members are sharing their expertise during the week:

Fair Trade Producer Forum

Thursday, April 20

10:15 a.m. PDT

WSCC Room 2 AB

Helen Griffith, Director of Marketing, will serve as a panelist for a discussion on Emerging Trends in Fair Trade Market Growth.

Science and Innovation Lecture

Friday, April 21

9:00 a.m. PDT

TCC Tahoma 5

Dr. Maya Zuniga, Technical and Supply Chain Manager, will present on “The Role (and Importance) of Sensory Science in Coffee.” She will also be teaching the GE 200 Pathway Class, Introduction to Sensory Analysis, on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

Roasting and Retailing Panel

Saturday, April 22

10:30 a.m. PDT

TCC Chelan 2

Tracy Ging, Vice President of Strategic Development, will be a moderator for the session titled “The Chocolate Barista + The Coffeewoman | Intersectionality, Building Influence, and Changing Power Structures.”


Additionally, we will join our partners at these leading industry organizations for their respective events over the weekend:

  • Rainforest Alliance Breakfast ‒ Friday, April 21 at 8:00 a.m. PDT
  • IWCA Breakfast ‒ Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 a.m. PDT
  • CQI Luncheon ‒ Saturday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. PDT

S&D is also underwriting the Re:co Symposium Fellowship program again this year ― providing 40 deserving individuals the opportunity to attend Re:co Seattle. We look forward to connecting with these current and future coffee leaders while at the show.

If you will be attending the Re:co Symposium and GSC Expo, please let us know. We hope to connect with you in Seattle!

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