Roastery Operations Manager

Rick Tipton, hails from the quietude of the West Midlands countryside. His first cup of coffee was from a vending machine at a mechanics, as a young boy. At that very moment, he knew he had his work cut out for him.

After establishing a passion for food early on, during years spent growing up in Spain, Rick found his love for speciality coffee living in the South Island of New Zealand, where he managed an award-winning restaurant in the lakeside town of Wanaka.

Upon returning to the Northern Hemisphere, he furthered his experience in hospitality, working on super yachts around the Mediterranean, before moving to London to pursue a career in coffee, starting as a barista at Department of Coffee and Social Affairs several years ago.

He also has a dog, called Rufio.

Debora Soares