The MAP IT FORWARD Coffee Podcast is a daily video (Youtube) and audio podcast. The podcast consists of two types of discussions focused around the coffee industry and supply chain hosted by Lee Safar.
The first is The Daily Coffee Pro - short 15 minute daily musings to give you something to ponder about your career, life, and business as you move through your day. The main MAP IT FORWARD Podcast is made up of long-format conversations with respected industry professionals around interesting and topical subjects facing the entire coffee value chain.
Tips for Ex-Corporate Newbies Coming Into Coffee | DCP #460
I was fortunate enough to escape my corporate career 8 years in, almost 20 years ago, and go on to forge a career in both coffee and music simultaneously. The level of intimidation I felt on my new journey, along with the confusion I felt about how little governance there was to the coffee small business really rattled me. It took me a long time before I realised that that the languages for the two environments were so incomparable that I needed to manage my expectations of what I could bring to my career and what I could take away from it. Square peg, round hole, and all that. If you're an ex-corporate newbie coming into the industry, firstly, welcome!!, and secondly, listen to this episode of the podcast to shortcut your mindset so that you don't have to take as long adjusting as I did!
Is it Time to Close the Doors? | DCP #459
After 16 months, the hospitality industry continues to endure a painstaking pandemic filled with uncertainty and endless challenges. Being the resilient humans we are, we've fort tooth and nail to keep our businesses alive and our staff employed. For some though, the fight has cost more than they'd expected, and with the end of the pandemic still not in sight for most countries around the world, we ask the very difficult question on this episode of The Daily Coffee Pro by MAP IT FORWARD "Is it time to close the doors?".
Choosing the Right Coffees for Your Customers | DCP #458
What's the difference between the coffees available to you versus the coffees you'd like to offer your customers versus the coffees your customers want to drink? Pondering this question may be at the cornerstone of getting greater success in your small business strategy and on this episode of The Daily Coffee Pro by MAP IT FORWARD, we explore how to tease apart the decision making process for choosing a coffee that will best suit your business model and your customers.
Jonas Ferraresso (Brazilian Coffee Agronomist) #139
Jonas Ferraresso is an experienced Brazilian coffee expert and writer specialising in coffee agronomy.
Supplier Relationships Matter Most in Difficult Times | DCP #457
Businesses directly a peripherally connected to your own coffee business are experiencing challenging times for a wider variety of reasons ever before for reasons beyond the pandemic. While some businesses are suffering the loss of revenue due to pandemic lockdowns and climate catastrophes, others are struggling with unprecedented delays in product supply and increasing costs despite increased sales thanks to logistical issues. When your supply chain is challenged as much as the hospitality industry's is right now, the time and effort you've invested in your supplier relationships matter more than it ever did.
Protecting Your Business and Customers from Ransomware| DCP #456
Ransomware is increasingly becoming a tool cybercriminals are using to commit crimes against businesses, government departments, infrastructure and service providers, banks, and many other establishments worldwide. These crimes are closer to home than you might think and now's the time to start asking questions to make sure you've taken measures to protect yourself from a ransomware attack and increase your cybersecurity to protect your, and your customers, data.