From Farm to Coffee Cup: Brewing a Sustainable Future

May 31, 2023

Can your purchases really make a difference? Learn about the challenges that coffee farmers are facing, and how one of America’s leading roasters is creating a roadmap for environmental and socioeconomic sustainability.

Join us for a conversation with Shauna Alexander, VP of Coffee and Sustainability at Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Carlos de Valdenebro, Vice President and Managing Director of Caravela Coffee. We will explore the coffee supply chain — from the complex economics of small scale coffee production to the impact of climate change on the taste of your morning cup.

Stumptown is committed to quality — not only in their coffee but in their relationships with coffee producers and our planet. They work hard to understand the key challenges jeopardizing coffee communities’ well-being, and to ensure that their business model is part of the solution. A long-time partner of Stumptown, Caravela Coffee is a B-Corp certified company with export operations across Latin America. Every year, Caravela teaches more than 2,000 coffee producers how to increase productivity and quality so they can be more independently profitable.

During this webinar, we will:

  • Learn about Stumptown’s Direct Trade model and how it supports a healthy supply chain
  • Learn about the impacts of a warming planet on coffee production
  • Discuss how we can help farmers live a richer life with the choices we make at the grocery store

Meet Your Presenters

Debra Shapira
Debra is Brighton Jones’ Philanthropy Lead Advisor. She has worked at the many intersections of philanthropy, impact investing, and social enterprises – including more than a decade working for economic and gender equity in the coffee sector. Debra helps Brighton Jones’ clients articulate their philanthropic vision to determine how to align their passions with strategic, trust-based philanthropy.

Shauna Alexander 
Shauna is the Vice President of Coffee and ESG at Stumptown Coffee Roasters and has over 20 years of experience in the sustainability sector.

Carlos de Valdenebro
As Vice President and Managing Director at Caravela Coffee, Carlos is an expert of sustainable supply chain. Carlos oversees Caravela’s North American growth strategy by directing sales and logistics teams to coordinate distribution across the continent.


Shauna Alexander

VP of Coffee and ESG

Carlos de Valdenebro

VP & Managing Director