About

Hey! I'm Perry Czopp and I have devoted my life to the pursuit of specialty coffee.

 Photo by Jeff Newton for Americano Mondays

Photo by Jeff Newton for Americano Mondays

After spending a few discouraging months at a Barnes N' Noble - Starbucks in my teens, I entered the industry in 2009 as a barista at a small independent cafe in mid-town Phoenix. I fell in love with coffee and the people surrounding it during my three year tenure as general manager of the store. Not being fulfilled with 60 hour work weeks, I built my first coffee cart for home and began catering events with it shortly thereafter. 

Interested in roasting, I worked at a very high volume company in north Phoenix for two years. This is where I learned the nuances and characteristics of each producing country and roast profile; continuing to expand my love and knowledge of coffee. All the while greatly enjoying adventures to other cafes and roasters around the world; learning, experiencing, and getting inspired by different cities and businesses.

 Photo by Jamie Netherland for Sound Coffee

Photo by Jamie Netherland for Sound Coffee

Meanwhile I acted as the community organizer for the coffee scene in Phoenix. My claim to fame was putting together some really fun and eclectic latte art competitions. Additionally, I hosted more intimate cafe tours, brewing, roasting, and tasting classes. Before I knew it, new and existing companies were asking for my assistance with their operations.

Most recently, I spent five life changing weeks working on a coffee farm in Costa Rica in order to get even closer to the bean. Currently, I am a freelance consultant, trainer, and event coordinator for organizations and individuals. I also travel the globe visiting exceptional coffee companies and observing the coffee cultures of different cities to document them in my web series project, "Cofffee Scene".

 Photo by Cheyp for Eats and Sights

Photo by Cheyp for Eats and Sights