People in Coffee

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10 Minutes With Jesse Myers

Jesse Myers Lead Roaster Quills Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had? Before Quills, I was the roaster and trainer for a small, campus coffeehouse and roastery named Barefoots Joe. It’s part of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. They’re a fabulous group of people who make delicious … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Beth Ann Casperson

Beth Ann Caspersen Quality Control Manager Equal Exchange West Bridgewater, Massachusetts What other coffee jobs have you had? Equal Exchange; 15 years Organic Products Trading (now part of Coffee Holding), Vancouver, Washington;  1 year What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Oh, so many things! I do a lot … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Hannah Popish

Hannah Popish Coffee Buyer’s Agent Counter Culture Coffee Durham, North Carolina What other coffee jobs have you had? This is my first… unless you count volunteering at a café called La Taza when I lived in Honduras and there was a dearth of work to do at Habitat for Humanity. … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David & Mae Clark

David + Mae Clark Founders, Tasters, and Writers Purista Coffee Co. Tacoma, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? Mae’s first job, in 2007, was as a barista at a ‘coffee shop’ that was also a video rental store, in a town with a population of less than 1,000. … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Joe Tynan

Joe Tynan Head Roaster/Green Buyer Code Black Coffee Melbourne, Australia   What other coffee jobs have you had? Head Roaster/Trainer/Green Buyer, St Ali. Barista/Roaster, Proud Mary Barista/Roaster, Veneziano Plus a handful of barista gigs before these. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Talk about a meaning of life … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira Specialty Coffee Manager Ally Coffee Fort Lauderdale, Florida & Co-owner Due South Coffee Roasters Greenville, South Carolina What other coffee jobs have you had? I started in coffee in the summer of 2008. That’s when I launched BRASC Coffee Importers focusing on specialty green coffee beans from my … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Houston Miller

Houston Miller Lead Barista Trainer Quills Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had?  Surprisingly enough, this is my only coffee job I’ve ever had, and I couldn’t be happier. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? It’s always evolving and always a challenge. There’s practically never … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David Walsh

David Walsh R&D Manager Marco Beverage Systems Dublin, Ireland What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve never really had any other proper job “in coffee.” What’s your favorite part about working in coffee?   About 4 or 5 years ago, I was attending a Speciality Coffee Association of Europe … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Christian Klatt

Christian Klatt Product Manager MAHLKÖNIG and Ditting (Companies of Hemro Group) Hamburg, Germany What other coffee jobs have you had? I started 2004 as a barista at Double Eye in Berlin-Schöneberg, a very small espresso bar where you could get the best coffee in Berlin. Arno Schmeil, best boss I … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Nolan Hirte

Nolan Hirte Owner and Founder Proud Mary Melbourne, Australia What other coffee jobs have you had? Before Proud Mary, I was a partner in a cafe called Liar Liar, also in Melbourne. This was back in 2007, and it was at the beginning of the third wave for Australia. Back … Read more →

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