About Us

Our mission:

We hunt down, taste and share the best coffees from the world’s most exciting roasters with coffee lovers in over 40 countries every month. Our goal is to make coffee more accessible to a wider audience and we do that with both our critically acclaimed coffee subscription and our globally trusted café reviews and guides.
There is so much to discover and we’ve merely scratched the surface, but if you put your faith in us, you’ll never be out of great coffee for long.

Our company:

We founded The Coffeevine as Amsterdam’s first English-language guide to the city’s best specialty coffee shops in 2012 and launched our critically acclaimed and multi-award nominated coffee subscription in 2014.

We’re a small, privately held company with a big global reach and a loyal following.

Meet our founders:

Co founders Alex Kitain and Erica Armistead

Alex Kitain – Founder and coffee addict

Most favourite Coffeevine pick: Ethiopia, Wote – roasted by Parlor Coffee in Brussels

Favourite brew method: Clever Dripper and Chemex

Experience: Brand enthusiast, writer, coffee entrepreneur and barista

Erica Armistead – Co-founder and coffee queen

Most favourite Coffeevine pick: Costa Rica, Llano Bonito – roasted by Schot Koffie, in Rotterdam

Favourite brew method: Chemex

Experience: Graphic designer, art director and coffee entrepreneur

Meet our fabulous coffee tasters:


Stijn Braas

Most favourite Coffeevine pick: Tanzania, Akmeni – roasted by Hoppenworth & Ploch
Favourite brew method: Aeropress
What he does when he’s not picking coffees for us: Green Coffee Sales for PrimaVera Coffee Importers


Kim Staalman

Most favourite Coffeevine pick: Ethiopia, Chelelektu – roasted by Café Capitale
Favourite brew method: v60
What she does when she’s not picking coffees for us: Europe Rep for the SCA


Dani Bordiniuc

Most favourite Coffeevine pick: Colombia, Victor Barrera – roasted by Da Matteo
Favourite brew method: v60
What he does when he’s not picking coffees for us: Barista and Coffee Blogger

Meet our wonderful coffee roasters:

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