International Relations Council

Led by Rafael Contreras, this group looks at specialty coffee on a global scale and works to address important industry issues.


Chair

Mr. Rafael Hernandez, Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica

Vice Chair

Max Quirin, ECOAGRO

Council Members

Lindsey Bolger, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Steve Colten, Atlantic Specialty Coffee, Inc.
Hidetaka Hayashi, Hayashi Coffee Institute
Ricardo Koyner, Specialty Coffee Assoc. of Panama
Sandy McAlpine, Coffee Association of Canada
Juan Esteban Orduz, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
Leonor M. Gavina-Valls, F. Gavina & Sons, Inc.
Vanusia Nogueira, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
Mr. Takao Ueshima, Specialty Coffee Assn. of Japan
Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira Filho, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
Toshikatsu Okamoto, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.
Nathan Herszkowicz, ABIC - Brazilian Roasters Association
David Roche, Coffee Quality Institute
Ms. Ina A. Murwani, Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia "SCAI"
Sungrea Chun, Specialty Coffee Association of Korea
Ma Eun Sik, Specialty Coffee Association of Korea
Mr. Guy P. Burdett, InterAmerican Coffee, Inc.
Geoff B. Watts, Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders
Samuel Kamau, African Fine Coffees Associations (AFCA)
Jennifer Rae Gallegos, Fair Trade USA
Mr. Edgard Alexandre Bressani, O'Coffee
Mr. John Doyle, Barista Techniques Pty Ltd
Mr. Juan Luis Barrios, Finca La Merced
Mrs. Katie Cramer, Specialty Coffee Association of America
David Veal, Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
Pepe Miranda, Hawaii Coffee Association
Mr. Joe Hsu, Orsir Coffee Co., Ltd.
Mireya Asturias-Jones, Jones Coffee Roasters
Ric Rhinehart, Specialty Coffee Association of America
Sunalini N. Menon, Coffeelab Private Limited
Moacir Aga Neto, Federacao dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado
Mr. Carl Sara, Crafted Coffee Company



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