Jean Heylen - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 10

Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry. Our final episode is with Jean Heylen, founder of Top of the Crop NV. Jean is a Belgian based green coffee distributor with many years of experience in the coffee industry. In this episode, Jean reveals his thoughts on the current state of the industry as well as reflecting on his experiences building his most recent business venture. You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below: 2:24 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19? 10:40 - How has COVID-19 affected your plans for Top of the Crop 17:53 - What challenges have you experienced during COVID-19? 21:50 - What is the current condition of the coffee industry? 28:43 - Will we see more diversity in specialty green coffee trading? 34:52 - Is this an opportunity to redefine our approach to coffee? 43:12 - Conclusions and closing discussion If you enjoyed this content, make sure to check out our Patreon as we have several different ways that you can join and support our community: Patreon enables us to work on projects such as this one, and we're very appreciative of your support which ensures that we can continue producing sponsor free media content. You can contact us or our collaborators using any of the channels below: *********************************** Instagram: Webshop: Youtube: Podcast: @coffee-with-april Patreon: Email: / Music by Andrew Blumhagen @andrew-blumhagen…7I1Ka7MClE

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