Carlos Brando (Global Coffee Platform)

Facing challenges to create a more sustainable coffee sector
  • Competitive vs. pre-competitive approaches
  • Identifying sustainability gaps and inducing group responses
  • Short term projects vs. long-term change


CV Carlos Brando: 

Chair of the Board

Carlos Brando is an engineer who attended the SPURS and PhD programs at MIT. His company P&A’s as well as his own long and diversified experience in the coffee sector have led them to work as consultants for the International Coffee Organization, the World Bank, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Global Coffee Platform, the World Cocoa Foundation and many other companies and institutions. They have coordinated coffee projects in more than 50 producing countries across five continents, including all the main coffee growing areas of Brazil. A frequent speaker at leading international coffee events, Carlos has contributed chapters to several coffee books. He has sat on the boards of UTZ and Ipanema Coffees, is a member of the Coffee Quality Institute’s Board of Trustees and the Coffee Chamber of B3 (Brazilian Stock and Commodities Exchange) and Chairman of the Board of the Global Coffee Platform. In 2017 Carlos received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the African Fine Coffees Association.


Global Coffee Platform (GCP):







About the German Coffee Association

From coffee traders and brokers to coffee roasters and producers of instant coffee, decaffeinators, coffee machine and roasting machine manufacturers to logistics companies, laboratories and sustainability organisations - at the German Coffee Association we all sit round the same table, to support the interests of our members and of coffee.

Contact information

Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V.
Steinhöft 5-7
20459 Hamburg


Fon: +49 (0) 40 374 2361 0

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