Mark Inman entered the coffee industry in 1998 based on a passion for remarkable coffee and the belief that businesses can be environmentally and socially progressive while remaining profitable. Over the last three decades, Mark has been a leading voice in the specialty coffee industry for sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, green entrepreneurship, and social justice issues.
His tireless campaign to improve environmental and social conditions in the coffee industry, as well as voicing his support for the small farmer movement, has taken him from local classrooms in the United States to remote coffee laboratories in the hills of Nicaragua and from Washington D.C. to the floor of the United Nations. His efforts have been covered in local and nationwide publications, including TIME Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
From 2008 to Present, Mark has served as the President of the Specialty Coffee Association, Chair of World Coffee Events (WCE)- where he brought the first World Barista Championship to a producing country, Chair of the Roasters Guild Executive Council (RGEC), Board Member of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), Co-Host of Portafilter.net and Co-host of “The Exchange- A Coffee Podcast”
In addition to coffee, Mark is an avid runner, cyclist, and fitness junkie. He writes regularly on Travel tips and etiquette, dressing well, and collecting mechanical watches.
Join us in welcoming Mark to the team!