Lem Butler - Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast - Episode 8

Welcome to the Coffee with COVID-19 Podcast. A continuous series investigating the impact of COVID-19 on various different levels of the coffee industry. Our eighth episode (even though we may say seventh in the intro) is with Lem Butler. Lem is the Co-Founder of Black & White Coffee Roasters, based in North Carolina USA. Black & White was founded in 2017 alongside fellow coffee professional Kyle Ramage. In 2016, Lem was crowned the US Barista Champion and has been a huge influence on the American coffee competition culture. You can find timestamps to each question covered in this episode below: 1:42 - What was your initial reaction to COVID-19? 6:06 - How has COVID-19 affected turnover? 15:12 - How has COVID-19 affected your private E-commerce? 18:46 - What are the main lessons that you will take away from this experience? 21:31 - What are your predictions for the near future? 27:06 - 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: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf 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: *********************************** Image Credit: Channon Hodge / CNN Instagram: www.instagram.com/aprilcoffeecph Webshop: aprilcoffeeroasters.com/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlsOYZ8ZEam57EUCf3DKjg? Podcast: @coffee-with-april Patreon: www.patreon.com/patrikrolf Email: patrikrolf@aprilcoffeeroastery.com / josephfisher@aprilcoffeeroastery.com Music by Andrew Blumhagen andrew.blumhagen@gmail.com @andrew-blumhagen andrewblumhagen.bandcamp.com/album/vcf-…7I1Ka7MClE

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