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Edgard Bressani has a degree in Law, Business, Marketing and Journalism, studied to be a diplomat and became a true "ambassador" of Brazilian Specialty Coffee. Bressani is the founder and CEO of Latitudes Brazilian Coffees, a Brazilian exporting company with a diverse line of green coffees and sales in more than 30 countries. 


He is also a board member and was President of Brazil Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (2021-2022), a Coffee Ambassador for the Robusta Amazonico Project, and spends more than 180 days a year abroad, doing presentations as a speaker in events, promoting farms, holding cupping sessions for clients and prospects at events in Europe, Asia, Middle East and in the USA. Edgard is the author of the book "The Barista Guide" (6th edition). 


Edgard supports and promotes, not only coffees from Brazil, but also from friends in China and El Salvador. He took his Q-Grader exams and is a Coffeologist by Coffee Consulate, Mannheim, Germany. He was also board member for  BSCA – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association.


He has been involved with the organization of the Barista Competitions in Brazil since 2002, and judges several championships – Barista, Brewers, Latte Art and Coffee in Good Spirits in Brazil and overseas. He attends since 2006 the Roaster Guild Retreats organized by SCA. 


From 2000 to 2004 he conducted the Cafés do Brasil Marketing Program for the Promotion of Specialty Coffees, a project of the Ministry of Agriculture. He was also the Executive Director of Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), a member of the International Relations Council of the SCAA and the Brazilian National Chapter Coordinator for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe - SCAE.  


From 2004–2010, he participated at WBC Competitions as a Certified Judge. In 2006, Bressani worked for P&A International Marketing, as a consultant, and was involved in programs in partnership with the ICO to Increase Coffee Consumption in Producing Countries and well as in the Center of Coffee Intelligence in his country. 


In 2007 he was invited to work for Ipanema Coffees in charge of New Business Development, Marketing and Institutional Relations. He has also been an active volunteer of the World Coffee Events, served on WBC's Rules and Regulations Committee, WBC's Training Committee and WBC's National Support Committee. Bressani was the President of the Brazil Coffee and Barista Association (ACBB) from 2008-2012, President of Brazil Coffee Origins Association, a WCE Board Member appointed by SCAA (2012-2014) and CEO of O'Coffee Brazilian Estates (2010-2016), a large agricultural company with coffee, cattle, eucalyptus, sugar cane, soy, a roastery and coffee shops in Sao Paulo.

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