Leah is a proper veteran of the coffee industry!
Born in Los Angeles, Leah began her career in coffee in the San Francisco Bay Area, managing cafés and retail shops. She later left the Bay Area for Portland, Oregon where she worked in retail coffee and café management for seven years.
Leah moved to Southeast Asia, where she managed a roaster retailer business for 12 years, covering Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan. She returned to the United States in 2008 and that same year began working for Mercanta as our regional manager in North America.
Leah is an avid photographer and is responsible for many of the excellent images you see across the Mercanta website.
She has more than a decade of experience as a Cup of Excellence juror, and has judged for the WBC and USBC.
Leah is another professional who sees every day as an opportunity to learn more about our crazy industry.
“Coffee is a remarkable adventure. My experience in coffee may be many in years, but every day feels new to me.”