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    Help Please: Need suggestions on developing a research thesis on coffee industry

    Hello!

    My name is Jace, I'm from California. I study business administration with a focus on management at a university in Cali. It's a dream of mine to own a queer cafe. I'm very interested in coffee roasting, customer service, and sustainability and diversity in the coffee industry. I'm excited to learn new things about coffee!

    So I have a question-

    I'm approaching my final semester in uni and I need to develop a research thesis, I'd like for it to be about some business aspect in the coffee industry. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe some topics in the coffee industry that has a lack of research but needs to be looked into?

    Thanks

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    hi.
    perhaps you can look into "is there something we can do to help?" topic which has been discussed in last few days?

    that is one topic which is very important, specially in current situation, in coffee origin side.

    good luck with your thesis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIC View Post
    hi.
    perhaps you can look into "is there something we can do to help?" topic which has been discussed in last few days?

    that is one topic which is very important, specially in current situation, in coffee origin side.

    good luck with your thesis.

    Here is the discussion topic that BIC is referring to:

    You may get some good ideas by reading through the posts.

    Is there something we can do to help?

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    I agree with the suggestion - an excellent topic. Our industry is somewhat challenged by the low commodity price of coffee. Creative solutions need to be found to help the market.

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    Thank you for the suggestion! I'll take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace_Lutra View Post
    Thank you for the suggestion! I'll take a look.
    Good luck with thesis and if have any questions, please let me know.
    Thanks

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    Jace - here is a good example of the challenges in our market with the big guys. Most of the smaller roasters pay 3-5x Commodity market prices, unfortunately the big guys like Starbucks are profiting on the back of poor workers (my opinion).

    https://sprudge.com/starbucks-would-...aXf1BPYLZFuK1s

 

 

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