Small Changes, Big Impact: Pacific Foods Hosts Workshop on Meaningful Change

Small Changes, Big Impact, a workshop from Pacific Foods focused on the impact of small changes at each rung of the coffee supply chain, will take place in Denver in December.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Photos courtesy of Pacific Foods

Pacific Foods will host Small Changes, Big Impact, a workshop examining how small influences at each level of the supply chain can manifest in big outcomes. The event will take place Monday, December 3, immediately following the U.S. CoffeeChamps at Mile High Station in Denver. It will be free to attend for coffee professionals.

Small Changes, Big Impact will focus on the various touchstones of the supply chain and how small incremental steps can be taken to create lasting impact.

“As the theme suggests, the program will demonstrate how at every step in the coffee supply chain, small changes can be made that affect the final cup of coffee dramatically,” a press release states, “whether it is a farmer changing soil inputs, a roaster tweaking the curve of a specific coffee, a food scientist manipulating an ingredient in a plant-based beverage, or a barista adjusting their steaming/pouring to perfect their latte art.”

The event will take a look at the supply chain from a holistic standpoint, and examine how small changes can make big differences in the future.

Speakers will include folks from all points of the supply chain, including:

  • Edwin Martinez, CEO, Onyx Coffee—Small Changes, Big Impacts at the Farm
  • Joe Marrocco, educator, Mill City Roasters—Small Changes, Big Impacts at the Roaster
  • Anna Gutierrez, director of brand development, Barista 22—Small Changes, Big Impacts in the Steaming Pitcher
  • Lauren Lathrop, coffee educator, Portland Roasting Coffee—Small Changes, Big Impacts in Café Service
  • Sarah Allen, editor in chief, Barista Magazine—panel discussion moderator
Along with the lectures from various speakers, attendees can also participate in a food donation event, which is a cornerstone of Pacific Foods’ business model.

Along with the event, attendees will also get to participate in a food donation event. (Pacific has hosted food donation events in Seattle and Los Angeles.) “For decades, Pacific Foods has been providing food to hungry people who need it most,” shares Nathanael May, customer marketing manager for Pacific. “We want to offer the barista community in Denver the opportunity to join us in that effort.”

You can register for the event here!

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