Retailer to Roaster Panellist
Kyle Bellinger, NEAT Coffee
Kyle is the owner of NEAT Coffee/Osito Coffee in Darien, CT. He is a 10yr veteran of the specialty coffee industry having worked as a barista, barista trainer, in roasting, green coffee buying, exporting/importing and is the owner of a farm in Huila, Colombia. He was the first runner-up in the 2016 U.S. Roasters Championship. Kyle is passionate about all things coffee but has a specific love for Colombia, it's people and it's agricultural industry. His long-term professional dream is to build a 100% fully vertically-integrated supply chain from the farm to the cup served to the end consumer...rooted in uncompromised quality, sourced responsibly with the aim to shift the global industry towards the empowerment of growers and a focus on coffee as a decommoditized product.