Join Mark Overly, coffee buyer for Kaladi Coffee Roasters, on a journey to Northern Sumatra in Indonesia on a quest to discover the best tasting coffee. You will discover the hidden world of coffee production and preparation and some of the challenges associated with securing the best possible beans.
Kaladi is an independent roaster of premium estate, shade grown, organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee.
Overly has more than 25 years’ experience as a coffee buyer, beginning in Anchorage, Alaska where he grew a small roasting enterprise into the largest in the state. Mr. Overly was awarded the State of Alaska Small Business Person of the Year in 1993 by the Small Business Administration. He has been featured in numerous national publications including Nation’s Business and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Overly was one of the first roasters in America to be Fair Trade Certified by Transfair USA. His coffee has been awarded “Best Coffee” and “Best Espresso” by Rocky Mountain News and 5280 Magazine on multiple occasions. He has traveled extensively around the world assessing coffee producers for quality management and sustainability, and has lectured internationally on coffee quality. Overly’s current Colorado venture, Kaladi Coffee Roasters, is an independent roaster of premium estate, shade grown, organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee.