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  • Designing Coffee: New Coffee Places and Branding, gestalten
    Designing Coffee: New Coffee Places and Branding, gestalten

    Designing Coffee explores what it takes to curate some of the most innovative and eclectic coffee shops of today, from brand identity and packaging, through to interior design and architecture.

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  • The Anthropology of Coffee, Portland State University
    The Anthropology of Coffee, Portland State University

    After almost a decade of research and travel in the field, I put together a unit on the Anthropology of Coffee, covering coffee cultures and traditions around the world throughout history. This interactive course offered a more in-depth look at…

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  • 6 Agritourism Destinations for your next Sustainable Getaway
    6 Agritourism Destinations for your next Sustainable Getaway

    Fancy a fresh experience that’s authentic and brings you closer to nature? An agritourism holiday may be just what you need. What is agrotourism, you ask? The term essentially means to visit working farms or agricultural operations for enjoyment, education…

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  • Rebrand Copy, Cookaborough
    Rebrand Copy, Cookaborough

    Cookaborough is a platform for cooks and chefs that allows them to sell ready meals direct-to-consumer. Their end-to-end software is perfect for restaurants, food stores, home cooks, and more. We assisted with the copy for their new website, articles, onboarding…

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  • Spill the Beans: Global Coffee Culture, gestalten
    Spill the Beans: Global Coffee Culture, gestalten

    Coffee is the world’s cup. Over 2.25 billion are brewed, sipped, and savored daily. A loyal companion and energetic facilitator of every day, coffee has sprouted an entire cafe culture and a booming industry. While the caffeine fix is hard…

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  • The City of Chai Tin, Prana Chai
    The City of Chai Tin, Prana Chai

    We designed and illustrated a ‘City of Chai’, using Melbourne landmarks alongside Prana Chai products to showcase the interconnectedness of the brand to its home city. Prana Chai started in Melbourne over a decade ago and quickly gained cult status…

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  • Coffee Fest Education & Conference Programming
    Coffee Fest Education & Conference Programming

    Coffee Fest takes place 4 times per year in different cities across America. To date, I have directed educational programming for 8 x shows in New York, Chicago, Louisville, Los Angeles, Seattle, Anaheim, and Orlando. Contracted beginning January 2022 to…

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  • Melbourne Cafe Reusable Cup, Prana Chai
    Melbourne Cafe Reusable Cup, Prana Chai

    For client Prana Chai, Lani worked with her team at Four Seasons of Food to conceptualize, plan, design, and project manage the manufacture of a thermal walled ‘camp cup’ style to-go mug with a custom illustration.

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  • Small Business Owner Feature Series, CandyBar
    Small Business Owner Feature Series, CandyBar

    For client ReferralCandy/CandyBar, I interviewed and wrote articles on successful small business owners around the world. These were published in their newsletters and blogs as the keystone content for their marketing strategy.

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  • THEMATIKOS x Prana Chai Candle
    THEMATIKOS x Prana Chai Candle

    As a limited edition product for Prana Chai’s 2020 Christmas Campaign, Lani project managed, photographed, and marketed this collaboration between Melbourne-based Prana Chai and handmade candle company THEMATIKOS. Chai for all your senses.

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  • Bean Equality: Narrowing the Gender Gap in Coffee Production, GFJ Stories
    Bean Equality: Narrowing the Gender Gap in Coffee Production, GFJ Stories

    It’s not a great time to be a coffee farmer. There’s enough turbulence generated by volatile coffee prices, an increase in pestilence and disease, climate change, supply surplus, troubling economic and political turmoil and the resulting lack of workers -…

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  • Market Tote, Prana Chai
    Market Tote, Prana Chai

    This tote was designed for Australian client Prana Chai. We conceptualized, sourced the supplier, designed the product, and managed manufacture – the client outsourced the entire project and simply received the product delivered to their offices. We also completed photography…

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  • ‘The Fantastic Four’ Product Launch, Prana Chai
    ‘The Fantastic Four’ Product Launch, Prana Chai

    We proposed the concept of a ‘Four Flavour Giftset’ that showcased Prana Chai’s variety of tea blends in smaller, trial sizes – then built a fully-fledged product launch, press, and marketing campaign to release these to markets in Australia, Europe,…

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  • Product Catalog, Giorgio’s Gourmet
    Product Catalog, Giorgio’s Gourmet

    Lani developed hundreds of well-researched and chef-directed product descriptions for the product catalog of North American luxury food importer, Giorgio’s Gourmet, across a wide range of product categories. Descriptions were developed for products like handmade pasta, truffles, cured meats, jams,…

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  • Choosing a Prosciutto: San Daniele vs. Di Parma
    Choosing a Prosciutto: San Daniele vs. Di Parma

    Know your prosciuttos from your jamóns?  How about your Prosciutto San Daniele from your Prosciutto Di Parma?  In some parts of Europe, cured meats, cheeses and other products are simply named after the town or region they were initially produced…

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  • All About Parmigiano Reggiano
    All About Parmigiano Reggiano

    Known as the ‘king of the cheeses’, Parmigiano Reggiano has been produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna for over 9 centuries! Producers can be found in the…

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  • Jamon Iberico Bellota: the gastronomic pride of Spain
    Jamon Iberico Bellota: the gastronomic pride of Spain

    Jamon is the cultural and gastronomic pride of Spain. Styles differ in each region, both in Spain and in Portugal, but wherever they are produced the traditions and the artisanal techniques are cultural treasures. 

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  • Coffee Bird at Cafe Show, Seoul
    Coffee Bird at Cafe Show, Seoul

    During Coffee Bird’s tour of Asia in 2019, I accompanied and supported the founder during her visit to Asia’s largest coffee event, Cafe Show. During the event, I assisted with cuppings of Coffee Bird’s latest harvest coffee at Namusairo’s booth,…

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  • Coffee Bird Farmer Talks & Cuppings, Singapore
    Coffee Bird Farmer Talks & Cuppings, Singapore

    In November 2019, Coffee Bird’s founder got real with us about the future of specialty coffee. Many people from across the Southeast Asian coffee community joined the conversation, supporting Coffee Bird’s movement to change the way coffee is traded for…

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  • Singapore Coffee
    Singapore Coffee

    On contract for Singaporean F&B investment company, Group MMM, Lani led coffee and bean-to-bar chocolate concept and project development, spearheaded a coffee program for Raffles Hotel in collaboration with their Head Chef, collaborated with a Singapore-based coffee roasting company to…

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