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Analyst Program to present on coffee production in Central America

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Posted on Friday, March 24, 2023

The Westminster College Analyst Program presents a study of the global coffee industry expanding on the experiences of experts throughout the supply chain at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, via Zoom.

Participants will be able to hear from those directly involved in the coffee-making process in Central America, distribution, roasting, selling coffee in the U.S., and perspectives from students with experience working in coffee shops while pursuing their education. 

Ben Nelson ’06, adviser to the Analyst Program and member of the Westminster Board of Trustees, will provide opening remarks. Brian Petrus ’10, associate professor of business administration at Westminster and faculty of record for the Analyst Program, will serve as the session moderator. 

Panelists include: 

Pablo Castaneda, founder of Kafes Guatemala in Antigua, Guatemala

Dr. James Hayes-Bohanan, professor of geography and coordinator of Project EarthView, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass.

Anna McGinnis ’25, a sophomore strategic communications and social media major at Westminster College 

Cherise Schultz ’24, a junior business administration and marketing and professional sales double major, and global coffee case study team lead for the Analyst Program and a barista at Pulse Coffee Co., in New Wilmington

Linda Jenkins ’80, Trades of Hope representative and Westminster College Board of Trustee member

This event is co-sponsored by Westminster’s Analyst Program and Westminster’s History Alumni Advisory Council. 

Reservations for the event are due Tuesday, March 28, and can be made by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Jamie Offutt at or 724-94-6996.