While the farming families are the heart of our organization, we rely on the support of these dedicated, passionate coffee professionals to allow us to deliver the best product possible to roasters worldwide.
Farm Processing & Quality Control
Frank works with the Colombia collective to ensure farmers are producing the best quality possible and contributes to the overall direction of the organization. He has worked in the coffee industry in Colombia for over 20 years in sourcing, certification, roasting, barista training, cupping, and was a small-scale farmer himself. He is a Q-Grader, SCAE certified barista, and teaches at the university level in sustainable tourism and coffee roasting, cupping, and preparation.
Logistics & Marketing
Karl is in charge of getting the members' coffees sold and delivered to roasters worldwide, including managing the Colombian export entity, the US import comapny, and international alliances. He holds an MBA in international business and before dedicating his career to coffee farmers, was an international trade consultant and rural development economist. He is also the author of the forthcoming book No Free Refills on sustainability in the coffee supply chain.
Sean organizes the Honduras chapter of the producers' collective. After his previous life as an engineer on the F-35 fighter jet program in the US, Sean moved to Honduras with his wife to work with families living in poverty. There, he developed a passion for working with coffee producers to help them receive fair prices for their hard work and sacrifice for quality coffee. He has been trained in cupping and has become an expert Honduran coffee logistics.
New Hampshire, USA