The MAP IT FORWARD Podcast is working hard to demystify and address the issues around the coffee supply chain and other industry related issues in a no bullshit way. We have the luxury of not having to deal with the red tape most organisations have to deal with so we're more likely to get things done with the added advantage if real time industry input through our social platforms and ongoing discourse.
The project we're currently working on the investigation of the coffee supply chain.
Step 1. Map the complexities of the coffee supply chain from each major coffee growing origin
Step 2. Identify the challenges facing each of the stakeholders in each supply chain we map
Step 3. Implement action items to address each of the challenges
This takes an extraordinary amount of time and resources and we need your help to continue this work.
We're raising funds to hire a documentary team and investigative journalist and other support staff to assist with the direct we're taking the podcast.
If you're a fan of The MAP IT FORWARD podcast and The Daily Coffee Pro and would like to see both continue to pursue the lines of conversation currently being pursue, we appreciate your financial contribution, and thank you for supporting our work.
You're also welcome to contact us to sponsor an episode of the podcast for $330 USD and have your business promoted at the beginning of each episode you sponsor. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
from MAP IT FORWARD consulting clients and workshop attendees
"I have been working in the coffee industry for a few years now. For the majority of my time I had always just been a Barista making drinks. From the start I knew I loved the industry; from the science behind coffee, the art, the culture, the people, everything. Ideally a career in coffee would be ideal for me but until recently I had no clue how to make that happen. I was not sure what my coffee career options were or how to get there. Thanks to Lee and the MAP IT FORWARD workshop, I feel confident that with some time and effort I will find the coffee career that is right for me"
"As a new barista, this workshop truly put many things into perspective while considering what a career as a barista looks like. Lee not only gave us the resources and guidelines in order to build a foundation for our careers as baristas, she personally gave me a lot of confidence in my ability to dictate what my future looks like.”
Elliot Reinecke - Steady State Coffee (MAP IT FORWARD Consulting)
"I started my business from the ground up with just some small savings because of my love for coffee. I slowly learned the craft and industry over the course of a few years, and many times scoffed at the idea of paying someone, (usually more than I was making myself) to help with my business and its future.
It was after a few friendly conversations that I began to see Lee’s deep understanding of our industry. Like our brand, MAP IT FORWARD isn't interested in the hip, flash in the pan ideas, but in relationship based, long term business growth.
Our initial consultation lasted 3 hours, but felt like 15 minutes as it was so natural. We have only been working with her for a short time, but our business has grown exponentially and has a much more clear path than it ever has. I can’t imagine at all where we would have ended up 3 years from now, but now that we are working together I know exactly where we will be!”
Brad Keiller - Nomad Donuts & Coffee By Nomad Donuts (MAP IT FORWARD Consulting)
"At Nomad Donuts we set out to bring our coffee up to the level of our highly acclaimed donut and bagel offerings. MAP IT FORWARD has been essential to improving our program and we couldn’t have done it without them. Lee’s training not only improved the consistency of our drinks but also the attitude of our barista crew. They grew confident and started taking pride and having fun too!”
Jack Harris - Blue Lagoon Coffee (MAP IT FORWARD Consulting)
“Working with MAP IT FORWARD changed the course of my coffee career. When I first met Lee I had a million ideas and thoughts about how we were going to establish my new cafe. Lee was critical in helping me organize my thoughts and create a plan of action so we could be successful. MAP IT FORWARD is one of my biggest resources and I wouldn’t be where I am without it!”