Even in university, Sofie was a self-described “coffee freak.” While studying translation, she’d spend her free time trying new brewing methods, buying beans from roasters all across Belgium and Europe and “being an annoying customer who goes into coffee bars and ask questions.”
After graduation, just nine months after our Antwerp offices opened, Sofie applied for a position. She was put in charge of setting up cuppings, roasting, writing about coffees and more. “That’s how I learned a lot very fast,” Sofie says.
In 2015 she achieved her Q certification and gradually took on more work managing the quality control department. She started working on purchasing and soon became specialty buyer for Colombia, Peru and Guatemala and support for purchasing for Rwanda, El Salvador, Burundi and Brazil.