Elisa Kelly

Elisa Kelly

How you started in coffee –  I went to London to do my Masters in Anthropology and then continued on to a PhD. At the time, I was super interested in food systems and had done research on Agritourism in Italy. I became fascinated with certification systems, and that took me to Oaxaca, Mexico, where I looked at how certification works from the perspective of smallholder coffee farmers. From there, it was a slippery slope: 5 years working for a coffee-related non-profit leading into the amazing storytelling that my current role in coffee marketing enables.  

What you love about coffee –  Just about everything, but above all the people. 

Your go-to karaoke song –  Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee. I sing the Elton John part.

Your favorite hobby –  Cooking, and very occasionally I break the paints out.

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