Todd Mackey

Todd Mackey

Training Manager

Office: Providence, RI
Phone: +1 (914) 920-2710 x116

HOW TODD GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

Todd needed a flexible job as a 'starving artist' musician and found himself making espresso. From there he was bit by the specialty coffee bug and had to learn everything he could and go as deep as he could go.


WHY TODD WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

“I work in specialty coffee because of people. I am continually moved by the quality of individuals I find myself working alongside within the trade. My hope is to build prosperity in partnership with and for all stakeholders within the specialty coffee value chain, farmer to barista.”


TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

11 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Roaster, Barista, Small Business Owner, Quality Control, Trainer


COUNTRIES OF EXPERTISE:

USA, Uganda, Costa Rica


COMPETITIONS JUDGED:

USBC, Brewer's Cup, the fabled "NERBC", and many a Providence Coffee society Latte Art Throwdown.


AWARDS RECEIVED:

No awards, but a handsome list of certifications: CQI Q Grader, CQI Q Grader Instructor, SCAA Specialized Lead Instructor, SCAA Coffee Taster Levels 1&2, SCAA Roaster Level 1&2, SCAA Barista Level 1&2.


OTHER SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:

Small business startup, capacity building with teams, coffee quality evaluation, roast development, coffee brewing, training strategies and program development.


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Boyz II Men/ ‘Cooleyhighharmoney’ (on cassette)


HOBBIES:

Spending time with his wife Grace, daughter Ayla Mae, and son August – gardening, cycling, throwing Frisbees, running, playing music, and listening to records.