Mark Inman is Senior Coffee Trader, for Volcafe Specialty Coffees. Mark entered the coffee industry in 1998 based on a passion for remarkable coffee and the belief that business can be environmentally and socially progressive while remaining profitable. For over twenty years, Mark has been a leading voice in the specialty coffee industry for issues concerning sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, green entrepreneurship, and social justice.
His tireless campaign to improve environmental and social conditions in the coffee industry, as well as voicing his support for the small farmer movement, has taken him from local classrooms in the United States to remote coffee laboratories in the hills of Nicaragua; and from Washington D.C. to the floor of the United Nations. His efforts have been covered in local and nationwide publications including TIME Magazine, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle.
In 2008, Mark served as President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, where he has also chaired or served on numerous committees and international task forces. From 2010, Mark served as President of World Coffee Events, which manages 7 international coffee competitions including the World Barista Championship (WBC).