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Who Are Mercanta?

Our Team | The Coffee Hunters

Mercanta are importers of specialty coffee, supplying roasters across the globe with the world’s finest green Arabica coffee. We pride ourselves on offering professional and impartial advice to clients on subjects ranging from coffee profiles to sourcing models. Founded in 1996 by Stephen Hurst in a small office in Southwest London, we are now a team of over 25 employees of 13 different nationalities, located in 7 cities across 3 continents. Mercanta’s supply chain reaches 20 producing countries, offering fully traceable coffees from 7 warehouses enabling us to provide a streamlined and efficient service to more than 50 countries worldwide.  

The name ‘Mercanta’ is a combination of the word ‘Merchant,’ and the Spanish phrase ‘Encantada.’ One would use this saying when meeting a person for the first time, translating as ‘I am enchanted to meet you.’ This phrase encapsulates a way of business that we have championed since inception, one that has always placed relationships first. We are enchanted to meet you. 

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Stephen Hurst
Managing Director & Founder
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Leah Warren
Regional Manager
christian-schaps
Christian Schaps
Regional Manager
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Gayle Reed
Headmistress - London School of Coffee
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Stephen Cornford
Account Manager
Megan
Megan Rindt
Logistics & Sales
laura-paniagua
Laura Paniagua
Finance & Accounting Specialist
carlos-torres
Carlos Torres
Logistics & Sales
alda-cruz
Alda Cruz
Head of Quality
juan-cano
Juan Cano
Account Manager
aster-lam
Aster Lam
Office Manager
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Döndü Ocak
Logistics & Sales
ben-Palmer
Ben Palmer
Head of Sales
pedro-daniel
Pedro Daniel
Lab Manager - London
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Samantha Sobash-McWilliams
Head of Quality
joeseph-brennan
Joseph Brennan
Logistics & Sales
lorenzo-cazzulini
Lorenzo Cazzulini
Italy Account Manager
michaela
Michaela Tomchek
Traceability & Marketing
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Beau Badinski
Lab Coordinator
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Anastasiya Shykalai
Account Manager
ryan-bui
Ryan Bui
Lab Coordinator
Regina
Regina Tay
Account Manager
Sebastian
Sebastian von Spalding
Lab Manager - Berlin
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Hellen Lam
Finance & Accounting
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Sean Bowers
Lab Assistant - London
Emma (1)
Emma Lang
Lab Coordinator - Glasgow
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