Rob Stephen

Rob Stephen

Sales Manager / International Business Development Manager

Office: Providence, RI
Phone: +1 (914) 920-2710 x101

HOW ROB GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

Rob met a girl. She told him that being a musician wasn't a job, so he got a job at a coffee shop. The rest is history.


WHY ROB WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

“It engages all of my senses, challenges all of my preconceptions, exercises all of my strengths and pushes on my weaknesses. And the people are nice. And there's free coffee.”


TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

27 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Roaster, Barista, International Development, Small Business Owner, Quality Control, Buyer, Trader, Co-Author of SCAA Green Coffee Defect Handbook, Plant Manager, SCAA President, Coffee Kids President, US Rep to the ISO


COUNTRIES OF EXPERTISE:

Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Jamaica, Nicaragua


OTHER SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:

Supply chain management, 80’s movie references, QC, Quality Standards, Karaoke


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Kiss/ ‘Destroyer’


HOBBIES:

Boston Red Sox