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John is a coffee consultant with extensive experience in the Specialty Coffee Industry, working on projects across all sectors from field through purchasing to manufacturing and retail.
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The sensory aspects of coffee play a central role in his work, and John is a Head Judge for the Cup of Excellence programme. Other work in producing countries with farms and co-operatives includes the development of sustainable buying programs, coffee quality improvement and diversification programmes; as well as co-authoring technical manuals. He has also assessed systems on farms and processing areas through supplier environmental, quality, and social audits.
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In consuming countries, he has a comprehensive manufacturing experience working with roasting systems of all sizes. He specialises in optimising roasting profile systems, advising on quality aspects of product portfolios and building supply chains for clients.
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He is an active member of the SCA and sits on the education committee, leading the team that develops content for the green coffee module, as well as supporting the sensory and roasting modules.