Ben graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in History, knowing that those who do not know history are doomed to ….. something or other.
A short stint organising the Hong Kong Sevens led him to the free-loving School Of Oriental and African Studies departing with a Masters in International Politics & Diplomacy. He didn’t escape without scars, though, as it was during his time at SOAS that he found a love for specialty coffee. Stunned by the number of specialty coffee shops springing up in and around Soho, Ben decided to ditch his dreams of working, unpaid, for a Non-Governmental Organisation to pursue the green bean….
After six months in the Eastern Bloc importing robusta and chickpeas on behalf of a large commercial roaster, he eventually rolled himself into the world of warehousing. After working for a piece at Vollers UK, he decided he wanted to work at Mercanta.
Jamie Marler hired him. He now manages accounts in London, Sweden, and Eastern Europe. The End.