Rajeev Ganapathy
Rajeev Ganapathy Executive Director
Rajeev was born and educated in India, he comes from a 3rd generation coffee growing family from Coorg, India and migrated to Australia. Rajeev started Origin Coffee Traders in 2006. With his coffee growing and trading experience Rajeev offers a unique balance and transparency between growers and Roasters.
Thim Ponnappa
Thim Ponnappa Managing Director, United States
Thim heads up our US operations and was born and raised around coffee plantations in Coorg, India. Coming from a family of Coffee farmers, he developed a passion towards coffee in his childhood and is passionate about the farmers and their needs at origin. With an extensive background in technology and customer service he is dedicated to the needs and satisfaction of his customers. Origin Coffee Traders is a culmination of his love for Coffee, passion for customer service and entrepreneurial ambitions all rolled in to one.
Yuto Moriuchi
Yuto Moriuchi Director Operations
Yuto was born and raised around traditional Japanese stile café area. He has 6 years experiences of precious metal, ferro alloy trading at Japanese trading house. Yutp has visited refining factories, mining areas all over the world. Specialty coffee market in japan is still developing and Yuto is passionate to play a part of developing good coffee culture in Japan and believes that  supplying good green coffee beans is an important step in that direction. Yuto is passionate about horse riding and has more than 7 years experience as a rider. He came to know of Origin Coffee Traders through a common friend of Rajeev at riding horse club in Japan.
Abhi Chamarthy
Abhi Chamarthy Logistics and Coffee Buying
Abhi is at the center of our team here at Origin Coffee Traders. He has been with us for over 10 years and oversees all of our Buying and Supply Chain, selecting our coffee and then getting it to our distribution centers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the US. Outside of work he is a lover of all things coffee and food and is a talented photographer.
Kim Weldon
Kim Weldon Customer service

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.

Megan Pauley
Megan Pauley Accounts and Logistics Officer

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.

Guy Nathan
Guy Nathan Business Development Manager NSW, QLD
I have been in the hospitality industry since 1994 when I came to Australia as a backpacker. This is where I developed my love for food and coffee and that passion led to me owning a café, restaurant and a micro roastery for over 15 years in the world heritage Blue Mountains. I love how this industry is always innovating new methods for coffee from the farmers, roasters and to the Baristas. You never stop learning in this business and that’s what makes it so exciting.
Gabriel Tan
Gabriel Tan Business Development Manager WA, SA
Gabe has been a stalwart in the Specialty Coffee Scene in WA for the last 12 years and counting. Starting out as a Barista and working his way through all the various disciplines that coffee entails, from being a Barista, Barista Trainer, Café Owner, Coffee Roaster, you name it, he probably has done it. As a Coffee Roaster, his roasting has won him multiple awards in local and International competitions. As a Barista, he has placed in most of the disciplines in Barista Competitions, culminating in a win in the 2015 WA Latte Art Championships and Top 3 placements in the both Barista and Cup-tasting competitions. Gabe is also a Q Grader and utilizes his sensory skills as a judge at Coffee Roasting Competitions. He sits on both the Judging Panel at the Australian International Coffee Awards and Sydney Royal Show.