Where do you see the industry heading in the next few years?
I think RFA and Fairtrade coffees will continue to gain popularity and customers will be more willing to try various origins and brewing methods.
How did you get started in the industry?
I was told that the owner of ‘Atkinson’s’, which is a tea & coffee merchant (i.e. no wet sales), was looking for someone to run his shop and it progressed from there. I started my training on a 7kg, 60 year old, fully manual roaster which is positioned in the shop window.
Any formal qualifications?
No – now there’s a business opportunity guys!