What does a coffee buyer do? This might seem like a silly question to ask. "Buy coffee," is the easy, most obvious answer. But in the coffee world, a green coffee buyer's role is complex and multifaceted.
Green coffee buyers are the ones who travel to origin countries to source coffees — "green coffee" to be precise, as it's the coffee which hasn't been roasted yet. Of all the jobs in the coffee industry, the coffee buyer's definitely comes in as the most glamorized. Just imagine traveling the world to taste coffees and decide which ones to bring back. Of course, being a coffee buyer isn't always a rockstar, jet-set lifestyle.