Join us for Knowledge Talks with Stephen Leighton

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Join us for our next Knowledge Talks series with Stephen Leighton, Managing Director of Has Bean Coffee! Stephen will visit Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne between 14th-16th November to present on ‘What happens at origin – the human aspect of coffee and what’s important to the farmers.’

Purchase your tickets to Knowledge Talks here.

Stephen will dive into the complex relationship with producers around the world and having spent 18 years building Has Bean Coffee, he has spent most of his time building relationships with the people who make specialty coffee possible: the producers. Stephen will also uncover the romance and myth of being a green bean buyer and the challenges faced every day.

Oh and did we mention that he also penned his first book?! He’ll be featuring his book ‘Coffeeography – The Producers’ throughout his talk. Keen to get your hands on your copy before Knowledge Talks? Shop here.

About Stephen Leighton

Intrigued by coffee at the young age of seven, Stephen first opened Has Bean’s doors in 1999 and its online doors in 2003, where it continues to be at the forefront of the web age of coffee.

Stephen works directly with over 30 of the most incredible coffee producers in the world to build long terms partnerships that allow Has Bean to source better coffee for projects and customers. He also invests in experimentation to understand what quality is possible in a given soil or region through improved science, processes, agronomy and support.

Not one for sleeping, Stephen is also the co-creator of Tamper Tantrum (a platform for his constant bickering and brainstorming with Colin Harmon), co-owner of 3FE in Dublin, and co-owner of Drop Coffee in Stockholm.

Anabella Meneses

We’re thrilled to announce Anabella Meneses as our special guest speaker who will preface Stephen Leighton’s Knowledge Talks sessions. Anabella is the owner of Santa Felisa Coffee, winner of the 2017 Guatemala Cup of Excellence and founder of Las Nubes Daycare. She will share with us what sustainable coffee communities mean to the whole coffee supply chain and what their needs are.

All proceeds from Knowledge Talks ticket sales will be donated to the Las Nubes Daycare and Afterschool-Learning Centre. The centre supports the education of over 40 children aged between three and 12 in the coffee community of Acatenango. On a daily basis the centre provides much needed education, nutritional meals and a safe and nurturing environment while allowing the parents to continue working or to complete their education.