Nadine Rasch – Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast – Episode 5

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Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry.

Our fifth episode is a conversation with Nadine Rasch, founder, and director of Primavera Coffee. Nadine was born and raised in Guatemala, founding Primavera in 2013 (previously known as Third Wave Coffee Source Ltd) following studying and working in the UK.

In 2016, Nadine opened La Central de Cafe, a sister exporting and processing business to enable vertical integration. Nadine is a certified Q grader and processor.

You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below:

2:37 – What was your initial reaction to COVID-19?
4:35 – How have you experienced the effects thus far?
7:16 – How did quarantine measures affect the harvest and export?
11:35 – Has confidence increased since the initial outbreak?
12:42 – Tell us more about your COVID-19 farmer relief fund
17:31 – What have you learned from this experience thus far?
19:16 – What are your expectations for the near future?
26:15 – Conclusion and closing discussion

If you would like to learn more about the COVID-19 Farmer Relief Fund mentioned in this podcast, please follow this link:

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