Branding for Coffee 2019

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Getting Started in Coffee Branding

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Branding isn’t some sort of black magic only practiced by people with degrees in fine art. It is, in-fact, a process by which you can develop a voice and a look for your business. With the help of a talented designer, you can have business that looks as good as the coffee you are selling.

What you'll learn:

  • What is branding
  • How to begin
  • What to expect every step of the process



Michael Wilson, Creative Director, Made Visible Studio

Over the past 15 years, Michael has navigated a career in publishing, creating award-winning design work for Philadelphia magazine, Esquire, and Airbnb magazine. Along the way he developed his branding chops working with freelance clients. He noticed that his favorite projects and magazine layouts focused on food, whether it was “Best Restaurants” for Philadelphia magazine or an “Insider’s Guide to International Food in Queens” for Airbnb. So, in December of 2018 he decided to leave the comforts of his full-time job to pursue his passion for all-things food. He now focuses on branding and design for coffee roasters, coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, and distilleries.

5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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