The Coffee Quest is a young, ambitious and social, raw coffee company. Our team of around 50 coffee professionals works in 4 country offices; Colombia, Brazil, The Netherlands and The USA. We value Traceability, Collaboration and Quality and our goal is to add value to coffee and make it into a sustainable and profitable business for farmers and roasters alike.
What we do, and how we do it!
Together with our suppliers in 10 different origins we represent the work of over 10.000 farming families. We buy their coffee at a premium, and incentivize production of higher quality for which we pay a higher price. We bring their coffee to market with the added value of knowledge and insight, amazing visual material and digital content. We provide easy access to a wide array of specialty coffees to roasters in Europe and the US, and work hand in hand with our key accounts in planning their green coffee requirements. We invest our profits back into the producers with our impact programs, to build a future-proof, sustainable coffee chain.
“Connect 500.000 Growers to 5000 Roasters by 2030”
Only traceable coffee and transparent supply chains. This includes insight into People, Price, Product, Planet.
Growers and Roasters can participate in any point in the chain. Choose for a relationship with other stakeholders for impact and experiences.
We only deal in coffee with added value on the quality level, scoring at least 81+ points up to 90+ on the SCA protocol.
Meet the team
SALES & FINANCE
At the Agricultural University of Wageningen I studied rural development sociology and worked for cooperatives and growers. I fell in love with the developing World, and wanted to get more involved in helping rural communities with sustainable development.
My first experience with coffee was on a trip to Zimbabwe, where I did research back in 2009.Through the years, I specialized in the commercial and financial side of the business. My sourcing network involves our African Origins, and I support work for some Central American ones.
I love to identify needs and develop business for our Origin Partners, I believe the key is to provide added value for our Roasting partners.
Together we stand at the frontier of Coffee Traceability, Collaboration and Quality. And that my friends, is something I’m proud of, and thankful for every day I get to work with you!
My coffee journey started in Nicaragua, where I was taken in by the Peralta Family, working at the local Dry Mill, but slipping into the cupping room as much as possible. After Central America I ended up in Rwanda to support a local exporter trading low grade coffee.
First-hand seeing underpaid workers processing large quantities of low quality beans. Unfortunately the majority of the sector is shaped like this. This was the real coffee school. Who would have known?! I ended up doing exactly what I studied for with Supply chain Management and Entrepreneurship.
I love the different personalities in our Team that have a similar interest in specialty coffee, valuing transparent and personal trade. My family comes from a background in Academics, I kept the same interest, but prefer practical implementation. I’m able to develop my passion in cupping coffee lots as Q-grader, but overall it’s all about helping the fellow entrepreneur on both sides of the ocean.
friso miguel spoor
OPERATIONS & QUALITY CONTROL
My coffee epiphany happened tasting an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Natural while I was doing an internship at the Parisian Roaster L’Arbre à Café. As soon as I finished my master in Geography of Food Cultures, I moved to the Netherlands in 2016 and decided that a happy job, means good coffee around me! The first person to answer to my letters and resumes was Michiel, who just started to work together with Friso and Ronald.
Being a part of a growing company is an amazing challenge: combining a quality products and structuring new projects; and most of all a fair collaboration with the participants of the coffee chain!
In this rich environment, I specialized in Account Management and Sales. Finding coffee lots, matching roaster’s needs and transmitting quality with added value. Thát is my mission. This key position makes me meet passionate people from various cultures and backgrounds and thus understand each participant’s work and challenges of the coffee chain. In our Team my goal is to implement a smoother, stronger collaboration through innovative ways.
join us - careers
KEY account manager
Join our multicultural team for 2022! The Coffee Quest is looking for a key account manager. Do you have experience with sales and the specialty coffee industry? Are you fluent in English and great with both number and beans, then this vacancy might be a great opportunity!
Read more below to learn about our offer and what we are looking for.
Please send us your CV and Cover letter (PDF) to email@example.com before 31-12-2021
Sales & account management - ongoing application
Our team is never complete. Although we don’t have an open position right now, we are always looking for experienced coffee professionals with a modern look on specialty coffee and a social heart to work with us from our Office in Amsterdam, or remotely from any EU-based location.
Please send us your CV, Cover letter, Idea or Proposal for Collaboration in sales and account management to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on the quest for a marketing intern position. Learn how to show the added value of the coffee via telling the story behind the cup!
Send your resumé and motivation letter (pdf) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Closed and will be re-opened in 2023
Internship: Quality Assurance
Join us for 2022 and dive into green coffee quality. Coffee geeking all the way!
Send your resumé and motivation letter (pdf) to email@example.com
Deadline: Tuesday, 31st May 2022 - 13:00 CET
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