Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018.

What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” A cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, Lisanne investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice.

She is joined onstage by Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, to discuss the diversity of coffee producers across different regions, countries, communities, and families. Addressing common assumptions about coffee producers, Lisanne and Ivania show how these stereotypes hinder developing relationships with coffee farmers.

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