Brandon Thiessen

Brandon Thiessen

Coffee Trader

Office: Healdsburg, California
Phone: +1 (707) 431-9500

HOW BRANDON GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

Brandon got his start after meeting coffee buyers while working in humanitarian aid in Africa.


WHY BRANDON WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

“Our industry is full of the best people.”


TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

8 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Construction Manager for a Wet Mill, Sourcing and Marketing of Burundi Specialty Coffee, Coffee Trading


COUNTRIES OF EXPERTISE:

Africa and Colombia


COMPETITIONS JUDGED:

US Brewer’s Cup Regional and National Competitions


OTHER SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:

Recovering from trail running injuries while listening to early jazz records (Burgundy and Beaujolais are almost as good as Tylenol)


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Gordon by Barenaked Ladies (on cassette), "though I'd rather say that my mission is to collect all pre-1965 Miles Davis 12" original mono first pressings."