Geoff Watts of Intelligentsia on the Economics of Coffee

Coffee and Technology Podcast

Jul 16 2021 • 1 hr 22 mins


Geoff Watts is a pioneer and an early adopter of the specialty coffee movement. With over 25 years of industry experience as a barista, roaster, Q-grader, green coffee buyer, and educator, Geoff is the father of what we know as the Direct Trade model. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of the Coffee Roasters Guild (Chairman), the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (Chairman), and now works on different sustainability and transparency projects, such as the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide. We'll discuss the social implications of a value chain and how technology can make the value chain more sustainable and transparent, along with the various issues of the current trading model that uses the C-Price. Enjoy the listen!