May 2017: Darrin Daniel, Cup of Excellence

Darrin Daniel’s (right) took the Executive Director role at Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. in January 2017. In this interview, recorded on April 22nd 2017, we talk about his extensive back ground in coffee and Darrin’s future work with Cup of Excellence and the work that ACE does.

Before ACE, Darrin had several roles at Allegro Coffee Company, first as a tech and trainer, then Green Coffee Traffic Manager, and then Green Coffee and Tea Buyer. In October 2016, when he finished his tenure at Allegro it was with the title as Director of Sourcing & Quality control.

During his many years at Allegro he also has stints at Whole Foods (Coffee Specialist), Illycaffe North America (Trainer and Technician) and for Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Head Green Buyer).