Robert Rudnick: A Virtuous Coffee Circle

Founding member of the Council on Business & Society, University of Mannheim, Business School sees Robert Rudnick, alumnus, recognised by the AACSB in the world’s 100 AACSB Influential Leaders Award

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Robert Rudnick and Dean Schneider of the University of Mannheim, Business School

Robert Rudnick, University of Mannheim, Business School graduate, is Co-Founder and CEO of Coffee Circle GmbH based in Berlin. Coffee Circle aims to modernize and change the coffee trade, through its personal sourcing of coffees from smallholder growers in Ethiopia, roasting them in Berlin and selling them through its website to mostly private, but also corporate customers. Top priority is placed on excellent product quality, with Coffee Circle deciding to contribute several times the world market price of its supplies. The company thereby preserves traditional smallholding structures in growing and harvesting coffee, which in turn determines the exceptional coffee quality.

Read an article with Robert Rudnick in The Changer, home to a community of social impact professionals who are committed to making the world a better place
Visit the University of Mannheim, Business School website for a full feature on Robert Rudnick’s AACSB award and the school
Discover the Coffee Circle website (in German)

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