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Mr. Blake Hanacek

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Employment History


  • B.Sc. , Global Resource Systems from the Faculty of Agricultural Science
    University of British Columbia
  • Masters of Watershed Management
    Institute for Resources , Environment & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia
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Web References
AGRO Cafe « entrepreneurship@UBC [cached]
Blake Hanacek is the founder of Vancouver-based AGRO Coffee Roasters & Cafes, the voice forhis mission to educate the world about sustainable agriculture. An importer, roaster, and retailer ofFair Trade Organic coffees, what he does isn't work. It's passion. His AGRO journey began in 2004 as co-founder of a Kenyan-based NGO, AGRODEV(Agricultural Growers Resource Organization Developing Economic Viability). Meeting with smallscalefarmers in five coffee-producing countries enabled him to develop his unique Crop2Cup™direct trading program, and open the first AGRO Cafe in Vancouver, in 2006. He has held an executive level position in a large commodities corporation in Uganda, and hisexperience in the specialty coffee world reaches from growing and harvesting, to roasting andpulling kick ass shots of espresso. AGRO's fearless leader also managed to find time to earn a Masters of Watershed Managementfrom the University of British Columbia, on top of his B.Sc. in Global Resource Systems from theFaculty of Agricultural Science at UBC. Having studied and worked in Canada, Sweden, Japan,Uganda, Kenya, Costa Rica, Mexico and the good old US of A, his experience lead to lecturing atother coffee roasters on production and opportunities for growth. He also lectures at CapilanoUniversity in North Vancouver. He now heads up AGRO's three Cafe's and wholesale roasting operations. Happiest when he'sroasting coffee and geeking out with AGRO staff, he also likes long walks on the beach, holdinghands, and his super awesome dog Pemba.
About AGRO Cafe - Who We Are, 10 Nov 2007 [cached]
Blake Hanacek AGRO Cafe's President visiting a small farm in KenyaAGRO Cafe President Blake Hanacek visiting a small farm in Kenya
Blake Hanacek is the founder AGRO CAFÉ INC.Mr. Hanacek holds a B.Sc. in Global Resource Systems from the Faculty of Agricultural Science at the University of British Columbia.His main focus is sustainable rural development and agribusiness management.He also holds a Masters of Watershed Management from the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.Mr. Hanacek has studied and worked in Canada, Sweden, Japan, Uganda, Kenya, Costa Rica, Mexico and the USA.He is also one of the co-founders of AGRODEV (Agricultural Growers Resource Organization Developing Economic Viability) an NGO (non-government organization) in Kenya.Mr. Hanacek has been working in the coffee industry for over five years, doing everything from harvesting coffee to making lattés.He has also completed several in-depth research papers on the current methods of production and consumption of specialty coffee.Mr. Hanacek has met with Coffee growers in over 5 countries to discuss his crop to cup tactic.
Currently Mr. Hanacek is working in collaboration with his dedicated team of managers, designers, and consultants who have a combined track record of over 25 years of proven success in the coffee industry.
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Blake Hanacek
Blake Hanacek Founder and CEO Agro Cafe Inc.
Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia, 12 Dec 2006 [cached]
Blake Hanacek
UBC Graduates 250,000th Student and Confers Honorary Degree on Former B.C. Premier Mike Harcourt at Vancouver Congregation - UBC Public Affairs, 20 Nov 2007 [cached]
Numbering among notable young alumni are Nazanin Afshin-Djam (BA 2002), a former Miss World Canada and international human rights activist noted for her opposition to child executions in Iran and Blake Hanacek (BSGR 2003), the founder of AGRO Café, a sustainable, fair trade, organic coffee roaster that partners with an NGO which he founded in Kenya to improve the businesses and lives of small coffee farmers.
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