Co-Founder & Roastmaster
Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Trish Rothgeb is Co-founder and Roastmaster for Wrecking Ball Coffee roasters in San Francisco, California. Her experience in the industry spans over 30 years as a coffee roaster, taster, green buyer, frequent lecturer at conferences, and teacher of all things coffee. An avid traveler, she teaches cupping to coffee professionals around the world. She is also credited with coining the term “third wave coffee” and identifying its relevant concepts.
Trish has been a Q Arabica Grader since 2006 and is a credentialed Q Arabica Instructor by the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). She has served on the SCAA’s Roasters Guild Executive Council, was a charter member of the World Barista Championship Board of Directors, head judge for The Philipinne Coffee Quality Competition, Taste of Harvest Tanzania, Malawi, and for the African Coffee Conference, among others.
The James Beard Foundation honored her in 2019 as a one of their Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellows.