Trish Rothgeb
Director of Q and Educational Programs

trish-rothgebTrish’s experience in the industry spans over 25 years as a coffee roaster, green coffee buyer, and teacher of all things coffee. An avid traveler in coffee growing regions worldwide, she teaches "cupping" to coffee producers and coffee professionals around the world. She is also credited with coining the term "third wave coffee" and identifying the relevant concepts.

Trish is a Licensed Q Grader and credentialed Q Trainer by CQI. She has served on the SCAA’s Roasters Guild Executive Council, was a charter member of the World Barista Championship Board of Directors and a founding member of the Barista Guild of America.

Starting in early 2013, Trish began work with CQI as our director of Q and educational programs in addition to her work with Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.