San Francisco, CA


Trish Rothgeb: co-founder, co-CEO, director of coffee, and roastmaster. Her experience in the industry spans over 30 years as a coffee roaster, green coffee buyer, and teacher of all things coffee. An avid traveler in coffee growing regions worldwide, she teaches 'cupping' to coffee producers and coffee professionals around the world. She is also credited with coining the term 'third wave coffee' and identifying the relevant concepts.
Trish is a licensed Q-Grader and credentialed Q Trainer by the Coffee Quality Institute. She has served on the SCAA’s Roasters Guild Executive Council, was a charter member of the World Barista Championship Board of Directors and a founding member of the Barista Guild of America.
From 2013 to 2016, Trish worked on staff at the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) as the 'Director of Programs: Q and Educational Services,' in addition to her work with Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.