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New Wave Coffee is a six episode series, where we take you on an audio journey to the future of everything coffee.

Join Arno Holschuh and Liz Pachaud as they speak to industry experts and think creatively on the coffee industry's most pressing topics: flavor, technology, price, climate change, and more.

Here at Bellwether, we believe we can create a coffee industry that is more inclusive and equitable, where running a coffee business can be both more profitable and more sustainable.

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New Wave Coffee is a six episode series, where we take you on an audio journey to the future of everything coffee.

Join Arno Holschuh and Liz Pachaud as they speak to industry experts and think creatively on the coffee industry's most pressing topics: flavor, technology, price, climate change, and more.

Here at Bellwether, we believe we can create a coffee industry that is more inclusive and equitable, where running a coffee business can be both more profitable and more sustainable.

    The Future Price of Coffee

    The Future Price of Coffee

    We untangle the complicated history of coffee pricing, how we got here, what’s the cost of doing nothing, and what it looks like to remake the global coffee pricing model from the ground up. Millions of coffee farmers and their communities depend on us getting this right, and we’re going to explore how.

    • 37 min
    The Future of Independent Cafes

    The Future of Independent Cafes

    Owning a small business is hard. Like, really, really hard. The last two years have made it almost impossible.

    Even before COVID upended the independent cafe model and turned all our coffee shops into sidewalk cafes and mini bodegas, coffee businesses have had to get creative to continue thriving in a crowded field, and survive in a world of high costs and low margins.

    • 45 min
    The Future of Farms and Climate Change

    The Future of Farms and Climate Change

    Almost all of the carbon footprint in your morning cup of coffee is created after it leaves the farm, and yet farmers are the ones experiencing outsized, immediate impacts of carbon related climate change.

    Sustainability experts, coffee farmers and climate researchers weigh in on where carbon lives in the coffee lifecycle (and where it doesn’t), the surprising ways cafes can mitigate their impact immediately (hint: it’s not compostable straws), and what the future looks like for coffee farms if we don’t act today.

    • 33 min
    The Future of Coffee Technology

    The Future of Coffee Technology

    In the coffee industry, we associate quality with craft, and craft almost always means manual, handmade, and low tech. But in an increasingly competitive landscape, can technology provide new ways of working that benefit businesses while maintaining their craft? We think so.

    • 41 min
    The Future of Flavor

    The Future of Flavor

    Perhaps the most controversial topic in all of modern coffee, we dive deep into the question of flavor and ask the questions we’ve all been wondering - Who gets to decide what tastes good? Why does it seem that so many cafes are suddenly serving coffee that only appeals to a certain palate? And how, exactly, did flavor become a matter of taste.

    Part coffee history, part food anthropology, and part data science, we explain the evolution of coffee flavor over time and learn what really makes a coffee menu that appeals to everyone.

    • 39 min

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7 Ratings

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Great start

This is brilliant so glad you started this podcast. Can’t wait to also hear about the business end.

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