A forward-thinking interview series examining the business of progressive coffee culture.
The 5THWAVE Podcast is hosted by Jeffrey Young, Editor-in-Chief of 5THWAVE magazine and Founder of Allegra Group.
Each episode features inspiring stories, business lessons, and thought leadership from the entrepreneurs and industry experts blazing trails to success across the world of coffee.
The podcast will delve into the detail of achieving operational excellence, get to grips with green coffee sourcing and seek out the very best of global coffee culture. We’ll also examine the future of e-commerce and coffee at home, the changing face of cafés and coffee shops, and how to hone winning HR strategies – plus much more.
Get in touch and tell us what topics you'd like to hear by visiting www.worldcoffeeportal.com/5THWAVEPodcast
An unrelenting focus on personal growth - a conversation with Ross Quail
Jeffrey Young speaks with Ross Quail, Sales Director South Asia for Hemro International, and hears Ross' perspectives on the long term impacts of COVID on the Australian cafe market, the future of espresso and how he helped grow St Ali, a Melbourne cafe roaster, from 100kg a week to 10 tonnes a week.
The business of green coffee
Jeffrey Young is joined by green coffee providers to better understand the business of green coffee. We'll explore how a coffee bean gets from a farm into our daily cup, why Brazil is able to produce coffee at a profit while other countries struggle, and how we're going to maintain customer choice given that farming isn't sustainable for many.
Careers in coffee
Jeffrey Young is joined by three highly successful coffee entrepreneurs to learn their stories and the secrets of their success.
Using back-of-house technology to grow your cafe chain
Jeffrey Young is joined by cafe chain operators and back-of-house technology providers to understand what tech building blocks you will need to scale from one cafe, to two, to four and beyond.
Pivoting through a pandemic - a conversation with Nick Stone
Jeffrey Young speaks with Nick Stone, founder of Bluestone Lane, and learns how he pivoted his 50 cafe stores employing 650 staff during the height of the COVID pandemic.
The future of the at-home coffee market
Jeffrey Young is joined by coffee subscription, e-commerce and home appliance experts to discuss the latest coffee at-home trends and how Covid-19 has shifted the landscape.
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Great podcast! Can learn a lot about the coffee culture and business!