Pillole Master Ernesto Illy - Day 1


  • evento terminato
  • Expo Milan 2015
    20157 Rho, Milan

All the meetings will be presented by students applied to the Master Degree in Coffee Economics and Science promoted by Fondazione Ernesto Illy.


From 11.30 to 12.00
Coffee Genetics

The concepts presented in this module can vary between: Genes and environment. Differentiation Arabica - Robusta. Self-fertility and self-sterility. The genome of Arabica. Varieties of Arabica and genetic diversity. Molecular methods for the traceability. Genetic base and bean quality.


From 12.30 to 13.00
Harvesting and Raw Coffee

The concepts presented in this module can vary between: Crop evaluation. Manual harvest. Mechanical harvest. Picking from the ground. Postharvest selection. Crop quality. Raw bean processing: dry, wet and semi-wet processing. Process influences on coffee quality. Cleaning and sorting processing. Storage, packaging, logistics and transportation of raw coffee. Raw bean defects and their origins.


From 14.30 to 15.00
The Supply Chain: International Sourcing and Quality Management

The concepts presented in this module can vary between: The sourcing process, supplier evaluation and selection, buyer-supplier partnership, the organization of purchasing activities, centralization and decentralization of purchasing responsibilities. Supply network design and material management. Setting Quality Standards. ISO certification. Six Sigma. The Kano Model. The balanced scorecard. The Quality Function Deployment (QFD). Benchmarking. The Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA).


From 15.30 to 16.00
Green Coffee Markets and Sustainable Development

The concepts presented in this module can vary between: World patterns in production and consumption. The ICA regulatory system. The post-ICA regime: from price controls to asymmetric free markets, oligopolies and price instability. Cost elasticity and transfer mechanism in coffee markets. International commodity markets. Coffee marketing boards and commodity market reforms. Quality and vulnerability of small scale farmers. Climate change and coffee production: the Ricardian approach. Fair trade and market failures. Specialties and terroir. Business ethics and Corporate social responsibility and the relationship with the supply chain. Sustainable coffee production in a pre-competitive manner. How to increase production, yields and export availability of sustainably grown coffee. How to implement standards to improve access to finance for farmers and mitigate the effects of climate change.