People in Coffee


10 Minutes With Dale Harris

Dale Harris Director of Wholesale HasBean Coffee United Kingdom What other coffee jobs have you had? Boring, boring—all in the UK. Coffee Trainer then Director of Coffee for United Coffee Company. I previously worked for a chain in a variety of roles. Before that, I worked in fashion retail training—I … Read more →


10 Minutes With Holly Perry

Holly Perry Director of Retail Operations Klatch Coffee, Inc. Upland, California What other coffee jobs have you had?  Working in the family business and beginning at such a young age, I essentially worked my way from the bottom up. I started out at the age of 6 sweeping the bean … Read more →


10 Minutes With Alexander Ruas

Alexander Ruas Coach for Swedish National Barista Team & Creative Coffee Consultant Stockholm, Sweden What other coffee jobs have you had? I’ve always been a freelance/consultant coffee dude but I’ve shared my office with Drop Coffee before Drop even existed. I pulled my fair share of shots and brewed my … Read more →


10 Minutes With Jessica Godfrey

Jessica Godfrey Marketing Manager ACME & CO cups & Development Manager New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association Wellington, New Zealand What other coffee jobs have you had? I haven’t had very many jobs actually! I graduated from University (Law and Arts degrees, admitted to the bar as a barrister and solicitor … Read more →


10 Minutes With Sam Penix

Sam Penix Owner Everyman Espresso New York, NY What other coffee jobs have you had? The job I’m most proud of is Bingo Caller, which did include running instant coffees out to the elderly. However, we both know that’s not the coffee I serve today. I started my career, I … Read more →


10 Minutes With Jesse Harriott

Jesse Harriott Roaster/Shop Operations Manager/Barista Sunergos Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had? Roaster/Barista Trainer/Barista La Vida Java, Louisville, Kentucky Barista Highland Coffee, Louisville, Kentucky Front of House Manager/Barista Carriage House Cafe, Ithaca, NY Also, I started out working on a dairy farm at age 13 as … Read more →


10 Minutes With Morten Münchow

Morten Münchow Owner of Coffee Mind Trainer at London School of Coffee External lecturer in Food Science Department at Copenhagen University What other coffee jobs have you had? When I [was a student] I had a study job as Assistant teacher in “Theory of Science for students of Biology,” and … Read more →


10 Minutes With Noah Namowicz

Noah Namowicz Director of International Sales Café Imports Minneapolis, Minnesota What other coffee jobs have you had? I was actually hired by Café Imports directly out of school at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul where I studied entrepreneurship. Before UST, I had a brief stint at the … Read more →

David and Dan: Third Rail Coffee

10 Minutes With Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin U.S. Relationship Manager TG LAB Los Angeles, California/Guatemala City, Guatemala What other coffee jobs have you had? Bar back, Cash-ista, Barista, Barista Trainer, Consultant, Cafe Manager Seattle: Barnes & Noble Cafe; Perkengruven (out of business); Irwins Bakery; Cafe Fiore Portland: Random Order, Albina Press New York City: Cafe … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Andrew Hetzel

Andrew Hetzel Consultant CafeMakers Waimea (Big Island), Hawaii What other coffee jobs have you had? None.  I was an enthusiastic consumer before starting in coffee as a business consultant in 2001. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? The people: they’ve (you’ve) all become my extended family. There’s no … Read more →

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