Exciting news from HQ as we have recently appointed Colombian Daniela Orrego Payan to the team as International Producer Development
Although we have been working with Latin American producers since 2008, we have seen our direct sourcing continue to grow and as we look to forge closer working ties with our producers, we felt the time was right to make this exciting appointment
Daniela who is an Alumna from the University of Sheffield graduated in an undergrad in Law and a Masters in Management
In May 2018, Daniela joined members of the University on a Cafeology field trip to visit our producers Cencoic in the southern region of Popayan, which was the first time Daniela met Bryan. Please visit Daniela’s blog on the trip. https://cafeology.tumblr.com
The trip included meeting our traders in Bogota, Francisco from our long term producer from Asoapia as well as a greater insight into coffee production with Cencoic.
Following her return to Sheffield, where Daniela resides, we kept in touch and we were delighted to offer Daniela a position based at our Woodseats office.
Bryan commented ‘it’s fantastic to add Daniela to our growing team, offering both experience from an education background, whilst also having a great insight into Colombian life. Daniela will be heavily involved in liaising directly with our producers across Latin America as well as other specific producer related projects.
Having travelled with Daniela, I feel she has a great understanding about our business and the ethics behind it and feel she will bring a great deal of additional qualities to the company’.
Daniela said ‘I am really excited to work for a company that is constantly trying to make great coffee while maintaining suitable and lasting relationships. From visiting Colombia, with Cafeology, I saw firsthand the effort the company makes to create real positive impact on the farmers and I am very proud to be working with them now’