“My favourite coffee is from Brazil Ipanema, Premier Cru lot, as I believe they took Brazilian specialty coffee to another level. Coffee is all about connection, I love the producers and their concept, they work ethically, and their values are very similar to my own and that of Mercanta’s.”
Alda joined the Mercanta team from her home country of Brazil. We suspected she might know a little something about coffee, so when she first joined she was put to work on quality control!
Alda has attended Cup of Excellence juries as judge (in Brazil, of course) and is a certified Q Arabica Grader.
She has worked at many key Mercanta conference and events, with the Brazil Embassy in London and shows and conferences all over the world where Mercanta has been exhibiting – like SCA, SCAE, and SCAJ as well as many regional and national events.
Alda manages a number of specialty coffee roaster accounts and has numerous contacts with the Brazil specialty coffee growing community.
She is responsible for the Mercanta UK office infrastructure and now manages all our social media accounts. There are two things Alda loves above all else, Mercanta and her home country Brazil, wait sorry not two, three, she also loves coffee of course!