‘My favorite coffee memory isn’t a single instance, it’s my “journey through coffee”. Creating value within Trabocca comes from that journey. Quality is a moving target, why would I stand still?’
'When I tried a perfect, washed, Yirgacheffe for the first time, I realized that coffee could taste, among many other things, like fruit. Within the coffee industry, we work with a supply chain which is very complex and culturally diverse so we need to be creative and resourceful every day.'
‘It was when I had a Kenyan coffee that was juicy and balanced with a unique hint of cinnamon, that I realized just how varied and delicious specialty coffee could be. My primary goal is to bring a true sense of transparency, accuracy, flexibility, and speed to any and all logistics, inventory, and operations-related needs.’
‘My favorite coffee memory is cupping a large amount of low-grade, commercial brands of coffee and realizing that I had made the right choice to be in specialty. I strongly feel that we have one of the finest teams in the industry. Without them, I would not be able to serve our customers.’
‘My first great cup of coffee was a delicious Sumatra made near a driftwood fire watching seals on the coast of California. I find that appreciation for a job well done from a client is the greatest thanks and makes honest, trust-based business easy.‘
'My favorite coffee memory was on my first origin trip to Brazil. The part I enjoyed the most was the memorable connections we made with the farmers and their families while tasting the coffees they produced. It was also fascinating to see the coffee harvest taking place in the mountains. My goal in logistics is to connect the roasters with the high-quality coffees they need efficiently while developing relationships to better meet their needs.'
'I had my first washed Colombia while I was in country on an origin trip. I was exhausted from the previous days travel and the hot, delicious coffee brought me back to life. The amazing coffee, in combination with the welcoming & diverse company I shared that cup with created a memorable experience that I will never forget.'
My favorite coffee memory happened while working at a local café and roastery. I remember being greeted by the smell of the roaster every morning when I would come in to work and I could tell the coffee that we served was different than the usual commodity-grade coffee that I had previously served to customers at chain coffee shops. It was here that I had my first sip of a vibrant Ethiopian coffee and it blew me away. I realized that coffee did not have to be linear or one dimensional, it could be nuanced and exciting. Through my role in quality at Trabocca I hope to create a similar eye opening coffee experience for others as well.