Meet Kim, the name on the emails and the voice on the phone. Kim takes care of processing orders and coordinating dispatch, invoicing and Accounts Receivable, forwarding sales enquiries, packing and sending of samples and ensuring everyone around head office is adequately caffeinated. Kim comes to us from a background of Hospitality as a Barista and Café Manager which has equipped her with vital multitasking skills. Kim loves to learn about coffee. from cupping to roasting and is particularly fond of filter brews as they truly represent the origin of the coffee.
Jack got hooked on specialty coffee during his travels teaching English and backpacking in South America, where he spent time working on a coffee farm in Peru. It was this experience that drove him toward a career in coffee. After working as a barista for some time he initiated an apprenticeship for a roastery in Santiago, Chile. Jack returned to NZ with an even stronger desire and is excited about this new chapter here at Origin Coffee Traders New Zealand.
Megan comes to us with a wealth of experience across Accounts, Logistics and export. While she isn’t too fussy about her coffee needs she prefers a latte to start the day.
Bronte began as a barista in Sydney's little Italy leichhardt where coffee is the centre of the community. Since she has developed as a specialty barista working at Sydney's best micro-roastries. She has worked as a trainer in Tanzania in a social enterprise cafe for where women ran a tourist cafe next to the seregenti to generate funds for their community outreach. A large part of her coffee career has been in Paris where she worked in establishing the specialty coffee scene by managing Ten Belles, being a competitive coffee brewer and taster in National competitions and supporting the development of women in coffee through establishing a collective called Cafée. Bronte has a degree in International Development and is interested in seeing the coffee industry develop in an equitable manner, which brought her to Indonesia to research for Unsw ways a farmers cooperative could better train their members and achieve better and fairer deals. From the bar, to training and then to the cupping table Bronte is passionate about great service and quality coffee.