The Caffè Culture 2019 Steering Committee
To ensure that Caffè Culture 2019 is focused and relevant, we are working with a select group of industry experts to steer the direction of the show and design a programme to educate and entertain our visitors. Drawing on their own experiences, our experts will provide the key ingredients to build a successful business, whatever your scale.
Nick is a shareholder in Volcano Coffee Works, co-founder of Assembly Coffee and current UK Coffee Roasting Champion. His passion for the industry is rooted in the examining the challenges faced in the value and supply chains and how the coffee trade could present an opportunity re shape how commodities are valued.
Maxwell is a 3-time winner of the UKBC, serial finalist of the WBC, author, academic, co-founder of Colonna Coffee and Coffee Roaster. Maxwell’s goal is to think big and achieve innovative ways in which we experience coffee. At the heart of it is a passion to find out how good coffee can be. Maxwell is also well known for collaborating with the scientific world and co-authoring published academic papers; exploring topics such as freezing coffee beans and the effect water has on the flavour of a cup of coffee.
John Richardson is an author, coach and consultant to the hospitality industry where he specialises in helping coffee shop owners increase profits and make their businesses run more efficiently. As well as authoring the UK’s top 3 books on running successful coffee shops, John regularly appears in the media sharing his industry expertise. He has advised the NHS, Gordon Ramsay and Simon Rimmer and writes a regular blog for Caffè Culture.
With over 20 years’ experience in the coffee industry, Anya Marco is one of the UK’s leading authorities on UK coffee trends. Her early career includes working at Pret A Manger and Starbucks UK before becoming Executive Director at Allegra World Coffee Portal, where she authored key definitive publications including Project Café UK & Europe.
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