I’ve been working in coffee since 2003. These are some of the companies and projects I am involved in. I’m passionate about making coffee better and creating a lasting culture around great coffee in my city, and around the world.
VA388 Black Eagle
I collaborated with Nuova Simonelli to create a new espresso machine, under their Victoria Arduino line.
Mythos One Grinder
I was part of a small team who worked with Nuova Simonelli to develop and test a new grinder.
The World Atlas of Coffee
The book took me nearly two years to write. It was driven by the idea that coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today.
Coffee Jobs Board
In 2010 I created a website called London Coffee Jobs to try to help connect baristas with cafe owners looking for staff.
In 2004 I started a blog, mostly to chart my learning in coffee and to share whatever I found with others online.
The first season of the jimseven podcast was a series of interviews with coffee industry leaders.
I was a co-founder, and am an editor of a new magazine called “Longberry” which we describe as an ‘occasional journal of coffee’.
I am an advisor to Afineur, a biotechnology company focussing on the potential opportunities of the secondary fermentation of green coffee.
Baxter Storey, a nationwide catering company turning over in excess of £300 million, approached me in 2009 to help create their barista academy.