26 May 2021
Our annual Full Circle event is back! And once again this year we are going virtual.
Join us on the 9th and 10th of June for two days of free coffee talks, presentations, discussions and Q&A’s with some of the industry’s leading thinkers and our origin partners from around the globe.
We will be hosting four streaming sessions across the two days. So whether you want to join us for a whole morning or afternoon session, or jump into an individual talk, click the links below to learn more, sign up and follow the conversations.
Day 1 – Wednesday 9th June
Morning Session: 10:00 – 13:00 (BST)
10:00 Full Circle 2021 Opening
Join Henry Clifford, DRW Senior Trader, as he talks about all that has happened since last year’s Full Circle event and introduces what to expect over the next two days.
10:05 Global Coffee Supply and Demand and the Impact of Covid-19
Join Denis Seudieu, Chief Economist at the International Coffee Organisation, as he shares with us his insights on the topic. In the session we will view a presentation by Denis, followed by a Q&A in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
11:00 Farm Gate Price: Session 1
Join Henry Clifford, Senior Trader at DRW, for the first of two talks as he introduces us to Farm Gate Price and explores the topic in more depth.
11:30 What is a Carbon Footprint? How to set targets, assess and reduce
Tom Cumberlege, Associate Director at the Carbon Trust, discusses how to become more aware of our impact and act on our footprints for a more considered relationship with the planet. We will join Tom for a short presentation, followed by a live Q&A in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions and explore the topic further.
12:15 The B Corp Chain
Join B Corp’s Debbie Thackray, Isabela Pascoal Becker from Daterra in Brazil, Damian Blackburn from Dark Woods Coffee and Philip Searle from DRWakefield as we explore B Corp certification and its relevance throughout the whole coffee supply chain. We will be introduced to the B Corp certification before delving into a discussion and Q&A with the panel.
Afternoon Session: 14.00 – 18:00 (BST)
14.00 An introduction to the Commodity and Futures Markets
Join Ryan Delany from Coffee Trading Academy as he talks about the Commodity and Futures Market in-depth and dismantles some of their complexities in relation to coffee. We will join Ryan for a presentation introducing us to the topic, before moving into a discussion and Q&A, in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions and explore in more detail.
15.00 The Future of Fairtrade
Peter Kettler, Global Coffee Manager at Fairtrade, shares with us how the organisation is working towards a better future for coffee. He will introduce the topic in a presentation, before exploring further in a discussion and Q&A, in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
16.00 Trends and their impact on Decaf 2021
Join Mike Strumpf and Marisol Pinzon from Swiss Water as they explore global trends and their impact on decaf in 2021. We will hear a presentation from Mike and Marisol, before discussing the topic further and opening to a Q&A in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
17:00 Film Screening: Gender in Coffee
This film, created by Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton, opens the conversation about gender roles, women’s empowerment, masculinity, women’s coffee and the importance of working towards gender equality for the sustainability of the coffee industry.
Filmed between January and March 2018, from Mexico to the United States it tells the story of women and men involved in the production, transformation and consumption of coffee.
Day 2 – Thursday 10th June
Morning Session: 10:00 – 13.00 (BST)
10:00 The Emergence of Speciality Robusta: Perspectives from Origin
Jamie Treby is joined by Nishant R Gurjer, of Kaapiroyale & Sethuraman Estate in India to explore the emerging speciality Robusta market in more depth. We will hear perspectives from Nishant, before moving into a discussion and Q&A.
11:00 Farm Gate Price: Session 2
Henry Clifford, Senior Trader at DRW, introduces for the second of two talks about Farm Gate Price and explores the topic in more depth.
11:30 Kew Gardens: Stenophylla
Join Dr Aaron Davis, Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources and Coffee Research, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK), as he explores Stenophylla, its relevance for the coffee today and its importance for the industry’s future. We will learn about this species through a presentation, then explore the topic further in a discussion and Q&A.
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
14:00 Forest Coffee
We hear from Professor Adrian Wood, Dr Phil Hwang and Matthew Snell from the University of Huddersfield about forest coffee and their work in the subject. They will be joined by Rahmah Ketiara of the Ketiara Cooperative in Sumatra and Harry Llacsahuanga of COOPAFSI in Peru who share their experiences in forest coffee. This is set to be a fascinating and in-depth conversation that will open up to a Q&A in which there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.
15.15 Relationships in the Value Chain
We are joined by Maria Dirceia Mendes from SMC in Brazil and Ian Steel of Atkinsons Coffee Roasters in the UK to explore the topic of relationships in coffee. Join us as we discuss what relationships mean to coffee and how they relate to the way we do business. We will explore the topic in a panel discussion before opening the topic to a live Q&A.
Moderated by Jamie Treby, DRW.
16:15 Film Screening and Q&A – Behind the Years:
Last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary. Over the past half a century, DRWakefield has harvested a family passion for quality coffee through relationships, collaboration, knowledge sharing and sustainability.
To mark this milestone occasion we are delighted to share with you the film premier of Behind the Years: DRWakefield 1970–Present. The film looks at the last 50 years, exploring the roots of the company and examining the journey which has brought DRWakefield to 2021.
Following the screening, we join Simon Wakefield in a live Q&A as he shares with us his memories and thoughts on steering the company to where it is now.