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Thomas J. Mitchell
Company: Strategic Coffee Concepts
Mr. Mitchell is founder and President of Strategic Coffee Concepts, a strategic planning and consulting alliance dedicated to the expansion, promotion and growth of specialty coffee on a global basis. Clients include international coffee companies and organizations from Colombia, Italy, Australia, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, Brazil, El Salvador and the U.S. Mr. Mitchell was formerly President and CEO of Premium Espresso LLC., a U.S. subsidiary company established by Lavazza. Prior to this position, Mr. Mitchell had been with Seattle’s Best Coffee from 1992 through 2001. He began his coffee career at SBC as Vice President of their wholesale division and was responsible for the division’s rapid national growth. He was then in charge of SBC’s coffee department responsible for all quality assurance and training efforts and then took over responsibility for SBC’s international division and was responsible for all international operations and growth. Mr. Mitchell is a regular speaker at coffee conferences around the world and has over 30 years of professional sales and marketing and management experience and over 15 years of experience in all aspects of the specialty coffee industry.