Mark Inman

Mark Inman

Director of North America Sales

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

HOW MARK GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

Mark took a job working as a Barista and Store Manager for Coffee People/Portland Oregon while in college. He fell in love with the industry and turned it into a long and fruitful career.


WHY MARK WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

“For me, I have remained in the Specialty Coffee industry because it offers real opportunity for small farmers, globally, to break the chain of poverty associated with growing coffee (commodity). Growing up in an agricultural community - I have seen firsthand the challenges that face small farming and wanted to be a part of a movement to change that reality.”


TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

28 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Roaster, Barista, International Development, Small Business Owner, World Coffee Events/ World Barista Championship Chair, Chair of the Roasters Guild, Former SCAA President


COUNTRIES OF EXPERTISE:

Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua


COMPETITIONS JUDGED:

Good Food Awards, Cup of Excellence, Numerous Regional Cupping Competitions


AWARDS RECEIVED:

Green Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 – Sonoma County


OTHER SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:

Certified Coffees (Organic/FT/RFA/etc.), Organic Agriculture, Small Business Development, ‘Green Business’, Health and Fitness, Lost Trades (tailoring, watchmaking, cobbler, barbering)


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Kiss/ ‘Kiss Alive II (1977)’


HOBBIES:

Spending time with his son, Cooper.