Ronald de Hommel
Quality Department: Sergio Villada, Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Yesica Parra, Alberto Gutierrez, Alexis Silva, Kelly Pastes, Camilo Cuchimba, Yénnifer González
Production Department: David Gallon, Edwin Guzman, Jesus Vera, Victor Gutierrez, Harold Guzman
Administration Department: Monica Cardona, Duván Tobón, Yonathan Tapasco
The first concept of the Coffee Quest was to go on a Quest for great coffee with great stories, as it was conceived by its founders, Ronald de Hommel and Jeroen Kuiper, a team of journalists living in Colombia.
They got frustrated by the traditional structures in the coffee world. Their aim was to bypass most middlemen and bring coffees of local farmers straight to the European consumers who could read about their personal stories and their coffee.
As demand from roasters for Colombian specialty coffees grew, The Coffee Quest became a ‘real’ company bringing unroasted coffee to artisanal roasters all over Europe.
In 2017, three new passionate partners joined the Quest, Stephen Levene, Michiel Lampers and Friso Spoor, all doing a similar thing but in different countries. The international Coffee Quest was born.
Ronald is general manager of The Coffee Quest Colombia. Stephen combines quality and sourcing in Colombia with running The Coffee Quest US. Michiel and Friso cover all of Europe from our office in the Netherlands.
The Coffee Quest Colombia has grown from a modest coffee-sourcing office into an experienced exporter with clients in 5 continents.