by Stephen Hurst

Mercanta, the Coffee Hunters was founded in 1996 – even before the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) (1999). We have pioneered the import and distribution of specialty coffee in Europe, and in 2016, we are delighted to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our founding.

Years ago we also foresaw the importance of training, education and consultancy in the field of specialty coffee. To this end, we set up our sister company – the London School of Coffee – which is dedicated to empowerment through information and training. Mercanta’s primary mission has always been to seek out best of harvest, specialty coffee lots from a multitude of origins. To this end, we have established cupping laboratories and offices in key consumer and producer markets. Our highly experienced team of expert cuppers cup a wide range of coffees daily

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