Meet Mané Alves
Mané has worked in the wine and coffee industries for over 25 years. He travels extensively to coffee producing countries throughout Central America, South America, Africa, & Asia where he conducts calibration tests, speaks & teaches seminars on coffee production & quality standards, and offers Q Grader courses. As a certified Q Instructor as well as an International Coffee Tasting Judge, Mané's reputation as a distinguished cupper & instructor is unparalleled.
Mané, a member of CQI since its inception & a past director of the SCA's Technical Standards Committee, founded CLI's sister companies: Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea, a micro coffee roaster, in 2001, and CLI's School of Coffee in 2004.
A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Mané loves to share his passion for coffee. His wife Holly is "Chief of Stuff" for the company. They live in Waterbury Center, VT and have 2 daughters together.