Roaster/Buyer/Barista

Jen Apodaca

OAKLAND

About Jen Apodaca

Jen Apodaca has professional experience on several styles of roasting machines and is dedicated to the craft of making coffee more delicious. She serves on the recently unified Coffee Roasters Guild as Second Vice-Chair and is the Founder/CEO of #shestheroaster - which promotes and encourages self-identifying womxn in the coffee industry to become professional coffee roasters. She is a certified Q Grader and the 2019 US Cup Tasters Champion.. She started roasting coffee in 2005 for McMenamins Inc. in Portland, Oregon and has roasted coffee for Ecco Caffe, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and Blue Bottle Coffee. She is a certified Q Grader, an SCA AST Roaster Trainer, a certified Loring Roastmaster, a Cup of Excellence Juror, and served as Chair of the Coffee Committee of the Good Food Awards. Jen runs Pulley Collective in West Oakland which is a shared roasting space. https://mothertonguecoffee.com/