Date: Thursday 19 March 2020
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Origin Coffee, 84 Scoresby Street, Southwark, London SE1 0XN
Michaela Tomchek has worked within the speciality coffee industry for over three years. Most recently working in a sensory lab for Café Imports, and conducting research on coffee farms in Brazil regarding biodiversity and agriculture during her time at the University of Oxford.
Despite Brazil being the world’s leading producer of coffee and responsible for a large percentage of its biodiversity, intensive agricultural threats such as monocropping is harming much of the country’s species and habitats.
Michaela will talk about how coffee farming holds a potential solution, speaking about how through their agricultural decisions, farmers can maintain production and quality whilst creating habitat protection for species by utilising the natural benefits of surrounding ecosystems.