Carlos Brando is director and partner of coffee consulting, marketing and trading company P&A International Marketing that exports Pinhalense coffee machinery and consults for the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the World Bank, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and companies and institutions in Brazil and abroad on strategy, marketing, sustainability, technology and quality. Carlos has coordinated coffee projects in over 90 countries on the 5 continents and contributed chapters to coffee books published in the US and Europe. He is a former member of the Technical Committee of the Brazilian Coffee Research Consortium run by Embrapa and of the boards of UTZ Certified and B3 Brazil Exchange Coffee Chamber, a current member of the Coffee Quality Institute board, vice chairman of the board of Santos Coffee Museum that he helped to found and chairman of board of the Global Coffee Platform.