Samantha Romero

Samantha Romero

Coffee Trading Assistant

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

HOW SAMANTHA GOT INTO SPECIALTY COFFEE:

I am 3rd generation of a family owned exporting company in Peru. So I guess I have been in the coffee world since I was born and started drinking coffee based beverages since I was 8 y/o (more like LATTES because of the MILK-COFFEE proportion) and then transitioned to more "cappuccino-like" beverages and eventually black coffee at around 12 y/o. I simply love coffee. I continued on my own academic path in Sociology, but was then introduced to the family business to help our coffee farmers and lead the CSR department. Eventually I took some small agricultural, green bean, roasting courses which got me fully immersed in the coffee world. In 2016 I did my Masters in Coffee Science and Economics, which was my last formal academic course/lecture I took on coffee but I have never stop wanting to learn more about it.


WHY SAMANTHA WORKS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE:

I think Specialty Coffee is a great way to close the loop and connect Origin and Final Consumer by teaching both sides: Who drinks your product? Who produces your coffee?. Specialty coffee for me is the most HUMAN side of coffee.

 

TIME SPENT WORKING IN COFFEE:

5 years


POSITIONS HELD:

Roaster, Barista, International Development, Exporter, Quality Control.


OTHER SUBJECTS OF EXPERTISE:

The art of vegan cooking and baking.


FIRST ALBUM EVER BOUGHT:

Millennium - Backstreet Boys