Rick Peyser, former Sustainability Manager at Keurig Green Mountain and current Senior Relationship Manager for Coffee and Cocoa at Lutheran World Relief, will discuss the challenges that small-scale coffee farmers and their families are facing, including food security, climate change, urban migration, and more, and how these may impact our cups of coffee in the future.
Where: MIT Sloan (E62-262)
Rick Peyser: worked for Keurig Green Mountain for 27 years, where he became deeply engaged in supply chain issues that small-scale coffee farmers deal with every day. Rick served as President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), as a member of the Board of Directors of Fair Trade International, Root Capital, and Food4Farmers, a NGO he co-founded. He is now working for Lutheran World Relief, where he is the organization’s Senior Relationship Manager for Coffee and Cocoa. Rick is co-author of “Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters” (2012), and this article on why he left Keurig.