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Reflections of a Gen Xer

I came across an article about how Gen X – the often overlooked generation sandwiched between baby boomers and millennials – is rising to the occasion amid the Covid-19 crisis. The article discusses how Gen Xers (those born between 1965 and 1980) are being praised for their ability to “roll with the punches” and “handle tough moments in life” like these.

Being strong-armed amid uncertainty

I promise that I was really trying to find something other than Covid-19 to write about this week because I realise I have covered it and events relating to it extensively in this space over the past month or so. However, since last week’s blog, there is now, essentially, a new world order.

Not business as usual

It has not been “business as usual” for most of 2020, but yesterday’s (11 March) declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Covid-19 is a pandemic, has further impacted people, businesses and daily life around the world, understandably.

Falling short of expectations

I recently attended the Global Tea Initiative’s 5th Annual Tea Colloquium at the University of California (UC) at Davis. This year’s theme was The Great Debate: Discussions on Tea and Wine. It was co-organized with UC Davis’s Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science.

The Importance of Quality Control

One way to deliver a safe and consistent product is to have a strong Quality Control Culture and Program in place and working reliably. Quality Control involves having multiple procedures to confirm the products we make are food safe and that the taste, feel and smell of our products are always outstanding.

Bridging the gap between consumers and coffee farmers

At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this week, Farmer Connect and IBM announced a new consumer mobile application called Thank My Farmer, which will allow coffee drinkers to trace their coffee to understand its quality and origin, and even support the coffee producer.

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