A long-time flavor enthusiast, artist and academic, Amanda found working in coffee to be an unexpected but perfect fit. After working as an educator, archival picture framer and bodyworker, she got a part time job in a café—and she was hooked. With foundations as a barista, roaster and trainer, she joined the InterAmerican team in 2014 and became a licensed Q Grader in 2016.
Outside of work she spends her time making drawings, practicing yoga, gardening, and hanging in the woods or at the beach with her husband and sons.
Random fact: At one point I lived in an ashram in the Bahamas.
Favorite company outing or event: Escape Room!
Best coffee memory: Judging finals at the 2019 World Brewer’s Cup Competition.