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UW panel to discuss sustainability in coffee and tea industries May 18

Attend a free panel discussion on May 18 which will discuss current developments in the coffee and tea industries focused on creating just and sustainable supply chains that benefit people and the environment.

Brewing Sustainability in the Coffee and Tea Industries

  • May 18, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
  • University of Washington Hans Rosling Center, Room 101
  • Free, open to all UW students, staff, and community members
  • RSVP for the event 

The featured panelists include Jeannie Liu of Miro Tea, Brian James of Herkimer Coffee, and Alissa Bilfield, assistant teaching professor in the UW School of Public Health and author of a new book, “Brewing Sustainability in the Coffee and Tea Industries, From Producer to Consumer.”

Bilfield’s book examines farmer-led coffee and tea cooperatives in Guatemala and Sri Lanka and the cooperative structures for farming, as well as how product designations such as organic or fair-trade certification also contribute to achieving greater sustainability.

UW Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences highlights Bilfield’s new book in a recent blog post.

The May 18 panel is co-hosted by:

April 28, 2022