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Sustainable Harvest SCA 2018 Schedule of Events

Posted by Robbie Lane on April 18, 2018 at 8:11 AM

 The 2018 SCA Expo is here, and we have exciting activities in store for this specialty coffee gathering! Check out our schedule of events below, which includes everything from La Lucha, our silent auction taking place at the Expo, to talks featuring Sustainable Harvest staff and Happy Hour at our suite.

Wednesday, April 18


David Griswold

David Griswold speaks on Re:co: The State and Future of the Coffee Economy panel

9:00 a.m.-10:40 p.m. | Re:co Symposium - The Westin Seattle

Our CEO and founder David Griswold will share his insights into macro-market coffee trends as a panelist at this Re:co talk featuring Ric Rhinehart of the SCA, Phyllis Johnson of BD Imports, Teddy Esteve of ECOM Coffee, Andrea Illy of illycaffe S.p.A., Christine Condo Umuhoza of Sustainable Harvest Rwanda, Kent Bakke of La Marzocco, and Coffee Professional Lindsey Bolger. Read more about the panelists here.

Here’s the official session description from Re:co:

"Economists predict a severe supply shortage of Arabica coffee, and more consumers than ever identify themselves as Specialty Coffee drinkers. We’ve gained so much in the coffee marketplace, but where do we go from here, and how do we sustain our success as an industry? Key visionaries and leaders help us understand the macroeconomics and chart a course for the future."

 

Jorge Cueavs

SH Chief Coffee Officer Jorge Cuevas speaks on Markets and trends in coffee 2018 panel

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. | Incofin Multi-thematic Forum for Coffee Exporting Leaders - Mayflower Hotel

Jorge Cuevas will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Rene Capote of Fairtrade International with fellow panelists Stacy Bocskor of Rainforest Alliance/Utz and Jos Algra of Novotrade. Organized by Iconfin, this multi-thematic forum is designed help exporting organizations optimize decision-making and operations. All are welcome to attend!

 

Friday, April 20


Hospitality Suite

Visit our hospitality suite!

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

Stop by our hospitality suite to meet producers, grab a snack, and enjoy free wi-fi. We'll also have Happy Hour at 4 p.m. with free drinks! Be sure to pay us a visit.

 

La Lucha Auction

La Lucha Silent Auction cupping and bidding

12:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

Our first silent auction, La Lucha, is taking place during the SCA Expo! Featuring extraordinary 86+ point micro-lots, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Cupping and bidding will take place over two sessions on both Friday and Saturday. Learn more and RSVP for the event here.

 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

4:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

Join us for Happy Hour in our suite, where you can take some time to enjoy a drink after a busy day at the show and connect with fellow coffee professionals. Beverages are on us!

 

Saturday, April 21


Hospitality Suite

Visit our hospitality suite (again)!

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

For a second day, we’re happy to offer you a place to connect with members of the Relationship Coffee community and step away from the busy trade floor. Enjoy amenities like snacks and wi-fi, and Happy Hour at 4 p.m. with free beer and wine!

 

La Lucha Auction

La Lucha Silent Auction cupping and bidding, with awards ceremony

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

Cupping and bidding for La Lucha Silent Auction continues for a second and final day. If you already cupped at La Lucha on Friday, you are welcome to return and place additional bids. RSVP for La Lucha here!

Following the bidding, all are welcome to join us at 4 p.m. to celebrate the quality and impact-driven producers and roasters who participated in the La Lucha auction! We’ll honor the La Lucha auction winners and connect over drinks as the second day of the SCA Expo winds down. Drinks are on us!

 

Happy Houyr

Happy Hour

4:00 p.m. | Sustainable Harvest Suite - Room 201 of the SCA Expo/Washington State Convention Center

In conjunction with the La Lucha awards ceremony, we're hosting another Happy Hour! All are welcome to attend and connect with the Relationship Coffee community. Wine and beer are on us—we hope to see you there!

 

Topics: SCA Expo, Cupping