Publisher Kenneth R. Olson is headed to Colombia this weekend to conduct some research for an super interesting story we’re working on ”Ken’s been to Colombia a lot in the past: to cover the 2011 World Barista Championship, to visit farms, and to work with the FNC, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, which is an organization we love and work closely with.
Ken’s super excited to be going back for another visit ”Colombia is such a gorgeous country, with so many exceptional coffees. And the work that the FNC does with farmers all the way to consumers is something we support big time.
What’s more, the FNC supports the barista community and offers educational outreach more than any other producing country ”just look at the Colombian Coffee Hub, the extraordinary interactive online education forum that is free to anyone in the world.
In 2013, the Colombian Coffee Hub hosted a series of amazing online lectures on such relevant topics as:
¢ Temperature, Altitude, and Latitude
¢ Impact of Climate Change on Coffee
¢ Understanding Coffee Leaf Rust
¢ And more!
These videos are all available for you to watch now ”just go HERE!
CCH Lecture Series April 18th- Temperature, Altitude and Latitude. How these affect coffee quality from Colombian Coffee Hub on Vimeo.
Don’t have time to watch the whole thing? Then flip through the slideshow! Or read the Q&A transcript!
And be on the lookout on the Colombian Coffee Hub and right here on Barista Magazine’s blog for news about upcoming lectures this year. There’s always something amazing happening on the Hub!