September 22, 2021

Director of Coffee at Mr. Espresso – Specialty Coffee Roaster

About us

Mr. Espresso, Specialty Coffee Roaster in Oakland, California, specializing in Italian espresso and coffees for contemporary tastes, is searching for a passionate, talented, and motivated individual to join our team as Director of Coffee.


  • Mastering the art Oak Wood Roasting.
  • Quality Control: manage coffee quality control functions and initiatives for consistency and continual improvement
  • Cupping and Tasting: regular cupping and tasting which includes green sample evaluation, production roast evaluation, blend optimization, staff and customer education.
  • Blend Development: work with roaster to develop and maintain blends
  • Roast Profile Development: work with roaster to develop and maintain roast profiles
  • Green Coffee Purchasing: help secure and build long term relationships with coffee producers and importers with a focus on quality and sustainability
  • Curation of Coffee Offering: help manage current coffee offering, optimizing breadth of current selection while identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Public Relations– participate in Marketing & PR efforts aimed towards promoting current and new coffees, with goal of building awareness and driving sales

Desired Experience, Skills, and Traits

  • Minimum 7 years working in specialty coffee industry
  • Minimum 5 years coffee roasting experience
  • Extensive knowledge of different coffee brewing methods
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong mechanical and technological skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Passionate, driven, independent, loyal, flexible, hard working, patient


  • 401K
  • Health and detal

How to apply

E-mail to ATTN: Luigi Di Ruocco