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Our team

If you’ve come this far, you are serious about specialty–and we are, too. Our base is in Brooklyn, but our team stretches around the globe. We are independently owned (est. 2007), which gives us the freedom to turn over every stone in search of the best in coffee, then do right by the people who make it possible. We rely on incredible partners everywhere we work; however, it is this core team that ensures coffee gets to you.

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Jake works out of the Chicago office and spends a lot of time on the road chasing coffee harvests and connecting with farmers.


Jake Elster

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Taylor leads the team in Brooklyn where he manages contracting, buying and moving coffees from origin to US warehouses.


Taylor Mork

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Ben joined the Crop to Cup trading team in 2012 and has lead sourcing efforts in Ethiopia and Kenya and Sumatra.


Ben Heins

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Based in Brooklyn, Maya has been on the team since 2011. As a Q grader, she works closely in the QC lab and with the sourcing team.


Maya Bluestone

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With a strong background in roasting, production operations and coffee buying, Devin is here to help.


Devin Eiring

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Dan is the Director of Operations and Head of Quality Control at our Brooklyn headquarters. He also develops sourcing relationships.


Dan Shafer

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Zac roasts for the lab in Brooklyn, and oversees our sister operations at Showroom Coffee and Arc Roaster


Zac Santanello

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Evelyn, who has bossed the books for a wide variety of enterprises, joins us remotely from NJ and sometimes from Brooklyn.


Evelyn Ochoa

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Arica leads our team in Shanghai, and brings to Crop to Cup years of expertise with specialty green coffee trading in China.


Arica Zhang

Sourcing & Sales, China
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Moata is an expert in farm management, farmer organization, and QC. He scouts new producers and manages our exports from Ethiopia.

Moata Raya

Sourcing, Ethiopia
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Septy directs Indonesia exports through close attention to QC at the mill in Medan and within a network of parchment collectors.

Septiani Trijayanti

Sourcing, Indonesia