Green Festival Speakers

Richard Sandlin



Richard has been in the specialty coffee industry for the past 7 years and currently helps develop transparent supply chains between coffee companies and coffee farmers and farm workers at Fair Trade USA. In that time, he has been fortunate to explore the world of specialty coffee in both coffee growing and consuming countries. He has had the pleasure of working with coffee farmers in Rwanda and Nicaragua and has served you coffee throughout the Bay Area.

Over the past few years, he has become an active member in the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Barista Guild of America. He has lived in both Japan and Russia, where he studied both languages and their respective coffee cultures. When not working in coffee, you can find him riding his beloved Single Speed, studying Japanese and Spanish and trying to master his girlfriend’s Organic Miso Soup recipe.