Golden Bean

September 4, 2014

International Speaker – Rob Stephen

International Business Development Manager, Olam Specialty Coffee Division, USA

Rob Stephen Speakers Session:  Coffee Buying – contracts and quality tools in the age of direct trade
As the specialty coffee industry develops, purchasing green coffee has become much more complex and competitive.  In this seminar an experienced coffee trader and buyer will outline the various supply chain models and discuss tools and strategies to employ to help you achieve your goals.

Rob Stephen Bio:     

Rob Stephen is a Green Coffee Trader & International Business Development Manager for Olam Specialty Coffee in White Plains, New York.   He is a certified Q Grader and a Q Grader Instructor with 25 years of experience at all levels of the coffee industry. He founded Coffee Solutions, a consulting and training firm, in 2003. He is a Past President of the SCAA and of Coffee Kids, and represents the USA at the ISO council on international coffee standards (TC34:SC15). His Boston accent is rarely heard anymore, but it comes out during Red Sox games.



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