We would like to invite you to an afternoon of cupping and presentations, hosted by Climpson & Sons. Come taste some amazing coffee and learn more about coffee producing, selecting and buying.
Marta Dalton - Founder and CEO of Coffee Bird
It's debatable whether or not Marta actually bleeds coffee. Together with her Mom, she co-founded Coffee Bird Limited, a sixth generation coffee family disrupting the traditional supply chain, creating ways where we all benefit together in order to secure the future of coffee. The secret is simple- pairing delicious coffees whilst building win win relationships between roasters and farmers. Who better to lead the charge than the granddaughter of the first coffee farmer in Antigua, Guatemala. Marta represents the 6th generation of coffee farmers, and works hard to make sure coffee will be around for the next generation.
Marta's journey into coffee started after a successful 9 year career in Finance where she was a Partner for the largest privately owned insurance broker. The passion for coffee burning, Marta quit her job one cold and rainy February in 2011 and hasn't looked back since. .
Her work has not gone unnoticed. Marta was Awarded the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE).
Joanne Berry - Head of Sourcing & Procurement at Nordic Approach
Joined NA in January 2015 and is managing all operations related to procurement and incoming coffee. Particularly specializing on sourcing in Africa but is also generally deeply involved in all origins we buy from.
Although her love for coffee began long before, Joanne formerly entered the coffee industry as a barista at one of London’s early established, fine coffee serving cafés Dose in 2009; Here she learnt her foundational skills. From there she moved to Origin Coffee Roasting in Cape Town, South Africa where she lead the barista team for the company, trained baristas for their wholesale accounts and was involved in espresso blend development. While at Origin Roasters, she was the Western Cape regional barista winner two years running. Joanne then moved to London where she joined the team at Mercanta and took up the position as the East African green buyer, this is where she has been for the last three years until her recent move to Nordic Approach. Joanne is very relational driven and enjoys building relationships at both ends of the spectrum of the coffee community.
Climpson & Sons
Climpson & Sons are pioneers in the ever-evolving London specialty coffee scene. Established in 2002 their ambition is to continue sourcing, roasting and crafting the finest coffees from the heart of East London. Their coffees reflect what they do; a boundless exploration into the possibilities of flavour.