Owner of Imperator srl, a company that has imported the best green coffees from all over the world for three generation from its headquarters in Trieste, the italian coffee capital.
A passion for tasting quickly led him to run purchasing/supplying and quality control for his company, visiting various countries of production and participating as a sensorial judge at many international competitions.
As well as being an active part of the family company, he offers courses and consulting on green coffee,cupping/sensory skills and roasting.
In 2009 he won the Italian Cup Tasting Championship and in 2012 was the first person in Italy to receive the Q Grader qualification from the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI). Since 2013 he has also been an authorised Trainer of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) of which he became board member in 2014, charing the International Developement Committee
In 2017 he was chosen to become board member of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), resulting from the merging of SCAA and SCAE
- Green coffee buyer and cupper of IMPERATOR SRL
- Senior Taster, leader of the tasting panel group of IMPERATOR SRL
- Authorized SCAE Trainer for the Coffee Diploma modules on green coffee, roasting, brewing and sensory skills
- Consultant for coffee companies on roasting and quality control management
- Q grader
- Board member of Specialty Coffee Association
2005 Professional cupper and panel leader for Imperator
2007 Consultant on roasting, sensory analysis, blending and quality control management 2009 SCAE Italian Cup Tasting Champion
2012 Q Grader certification from the Coffee Quality Instiutute
2013 SCAE authorised trainer for Green, Roasting, Brewing and Sensory modules of the Coffee Diploma System