CoLab: Antwerp – Afternoon Panel

All CoLab: Antwerp 'coffeetalks' - by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey - were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We'll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don't hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or any additional reading links.

The final in our instalment of Dialogue from CoLab: Antwerp sees Stephen Morrissey, Marco Wellinger and Emma Sage take back to the stage to elaborate on their talk topics and take questions from the audience. Promoting variety kicks off the panel discussion as the speakers discuss the danger of the internet, trendsetting and the full circle of coffee in the past ten years. Emma & Marco respond to questions regarding coffee research on a world level – a fitting topic considering the current merge between SCAE & SCAA before input from the audience promotes debate surrounding what's relevant to customers compared to coffee folk. 

That's it for CoLab: Antwerp but be sure to check out the six varied and engaging coffee talks that have previously been released. You can expect more releases in our series of Dialogue videos following the talks at Barista Camp and CoLab: Barcelona.

CoLab: Antwerp – Morning Panel Discussion

All CoLab: Antwerp 'coffeetalks' - by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey - were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We'll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don't hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or any additional reading links.

Returning to the three morning speakers from CoLab: Antwerp with Talor Browne, Charlotte Malaval and Rob Berghmans – this panel discussion focuses on issues raised in Talor's talk surrounding staff management and staff mental health from a business owners angle. Charlotte's experience as a self-employed freelance barista puts an interesting perspective on the sustainability of working as a one-person team. 

Two key take-homes from this panel are that it is crucial to consider work/life balance whatever industry you're in and also, remember there should be no stigma attached to sharing your mental health and work-based issues! 

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Stephen Morrissey – I'm A World Barista Champion And I Don't Want to Pay For Your Coffee

All CoLab: Antwerp 'coffeetalks' - by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey - were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We'll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don't hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or any additional reading links.

Stephen Morrissey probably doesn't need much of an introduction around these parts but for those of you not in the know, you'll find Stephen in Chicago where he is based for his role as Senior Creative Adviser for SCAA. Starting his 'coffee life' in Ireland with Bewley's way back in 2008, Stephen went on to work alongside James Hoffman and Anette Moldvaer at Square Mile Coffee Roasters; win the 2008 World Barista Championships in Copenhagen; completed a six-year stint at world renowned Intelligentsia; and has become a key advisory on the World Coffee Events board.

In his Antwerp talk, Morrissey takes us back to the other side of the counter and reminds us to consider life as a consumer before designing a coffee service based on the needs and desires of someone based in the industry. A humorous walk through some personal experiences, this talk, is a must for any cafe owners or workers who want to fine tune their offering and are willing to re-consider how to operate service. 

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