Friends and colleagues who inspire us on a daily basis
Mark is the founder of Taylor Maid Farms, an independent roaster of specialty organic coffee, and is a leading voice within the coffee world. For over 20 years, Mark has not only been in pursuit of the best coffee beans he can roast, but has also worked endlessly towards improving the environmental and social conditions in the coffee industry. He travels the world dealing directly with coffee growers and is a strong voice for issues concerning sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, green entrepreneurship and social justice.
In addition, he is great fun to share rum with (especially the good stuff he brings back from his many travels), grows a mean fava bean, is a great father and has brought the hand-crank coffee grinder back into fashion.
Mark is our coffee expert.