Aster’s entry into the specialty coffee world was through Mercanta. In 2015 she joined the Singapore office to handle logistics and administrative tasks. Her pragmatic, good natured approach make her an effective and approachable professional. One of the great assets in a business like that of specialty coffee is humility.
Aster says that she loves the process of continued learning, “Coffee is a daily beverage for me and every day I learn more about how a cup of coffee gets from farm to table. This never stops being interesting.”
Aster’s buoyant and positive about the state of the business and the future outlook. She’s looking on all the bright sides, believing that, “people are not only enjoying a cup of good coffee anymore, but they are also now concerned about the origin development, sustainability and traceability of the aspects of that cup.” She believes that this is why the specialty business will continue to thrive. With her abilities and attitude, Mercanta Singapore will certainly thrive.