• Rick Peyser

Rick Peyser

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Rick Peyser’s experience in the coffee industry spans several decades, including nearly 27 years with Keurig Green Mountain, most recently as Director of Social Advocacy and Coffee Community Outreach, as well as former leadership positions with the Specialty Coffee Association of Americaand the Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO).

Peyser is a founder and a board member of Food4Farmers, a nonprofit organization focused on helping coffee farmers and their families overcome the challenge of chronic seasonal hunger. He also serves as a member of the Coalition for Coffee Communities, where he convened leaders and experts from major coffee corporations to form the specialty coffee industry’s first pre-competitive coalition focused on food security in coffee communities.

In addition, he serves on the boards of Root CapitalMedical Care DevelopmentPueblo a Pueblo and the Coffee Trust.

Peyser is the author of Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which provides an in-depth analysis of the sustainable coffee movement. He is a graduate of Denison University.

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