Volcano Coffee Works
Tom began his 25 year career in hot drinks as a green coffee trader for the Marubeni Corporation, moving to the instant coffee business before taking a role with Tesco buying team buying UK grocery and global own label hot drinks. Moved Typhoo Tea as Commercial Director to broaden my tea supply chain knowledge before returning to the world of coffee by joining Volcano this year.
The biggest influence in my career was spending significant time in origin (Brazil) understanding the life cycle and process of coffee as well as its commercial importance to growers and wider economies, this knowledge, at an early stage of my career, created a great lens to which all future sustainability and CSR strategies have been built.
Favourite cup – anything recyclable