UK based coffee consultancy Coffee Nexus Ltd was founded by John Thompson in 2009.


John’s career in speciality coffee started in the 1990’s and since then he has worked on projects from field through roasting to retail.

His work at origin has spanned several continents, and he is fortunate to work closely with coffee growers in several countries to develop long term purchasing relationships and sustainable buying programs, and advise on product diversification and quality improvement initiatives. In addition to his work in the coffee field and at the wet mill John is also a Head Judge for the Cup of Excellence.

John has extensive manufacturing experience meaning that not only does he hold a practical and working knowledge of coffee laboratory equipment, but also of a range of roasting and packing systems used in food production. He has developed products for major speciality coffee brands and supermarkets and continues to develop new products for the clients of Coffee Nexus.

He has been involved in the development of the SCAE Coffee Diploma System since the programmes launch and has helped develop the content of both the green coffee and sensory modules.

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