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Dirk Lachenmeier & Steffen Schwarz
Dirk Lachenmeier, PhD, Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency Karlsruhe, Germany, food chemist and toxicologist, director of the department for plant-based foods and head of the central official coffee control laboratory for the German Federal State Baden-Württemberg. Expert in nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Dr. Lachenmeier’s multi-facetted interdisciplinary research interests span from Food Science and Technology, Analytical Chemistry and Chemometrics to Toxicology and Cancer Risk Assessment. He authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.Dr. Steffen Schwarz is managing director at Coffee Consulate and Amarilla trading. He is also CEO at The Coffee Store GmbH.