Raised in a predominantly Amish community, Colleen has been intimately connected to food systems from an early age. Currently, she facilitates producer and roaster relationships with us at CCS. Having worked in the specialty coffee industry for the last ten years, she began behind the bar at Intelligentsia, scaled Heart’s education and wholesale program, and has worked in green coffee sourcing and trade for the last four years. Her work has been featured in the International Food Studies Journal, Broccoli Magazine, Perfect Daily Grind, Daily Coffee News, Life & Thyme Magazine, the LA Times, NPR and Bon Appetit.
We are proud to present her most recent venture: Sourceress, a podcast that takes a closer look at the supply chains of your favorite products and ingredients. Check out our one-one-one interview with Colleen and tune in!
Our newest team member at our Oslo headquarters is no stranger to our industry. With a strong family history tied to coffee in Ethiopia, he has rekindled his appreciation for the process and is applying his knowledge at CCS.
Have you heard? We are creating the ultimate space for coffee farmers & roasters to connect! Join us today and get a sneak peak at our beta!
Ricardo Perez has been farming coffee in Costa Rica for over two decades. He has been expanding operations at the mill to include the production of Cascara. Cascara is the dried, naturally sweet husk of the coffee cherry fruit. With the help of the University of Costa Rica’s School of Food Science and Technology, the mill has perfected this process.
Have you heard? We have created a space to keep roasters, farmers, and enthusiasts in the know of specialty coffee! Join us & get a sneak peak at our beta Coffee.Connect!
“Our focus is on creating long-lasting and open relationships with everyone on the supply chain from producers to our customers. Thus ensuring these factors to improve from season to season. We select the farms and producers we work with not by certificates but by actions taken in cultivating coffee. Therefore, we need a trustworthy sourcing partner and for this we have chosen a pioneering coffee importer from Norway, Collaborative Coffee Source to help us in our mission.” - Populus Coffee
Don’t miss your chance to sample their offerings at World of Coffee in Berlin from June 6th-June 8th! Sign up today!
You could say that Abenezer acts as the “middle man,” but in the best of ways. Abenezer’s role in the value chain ensures that we are able to chase the craft of transparent coffee.
Those improvements in Ethiopian specialty coffee? Abenezer is making them happen.