Co-founder and owner of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Patricia (Trish) Rothgeb is co-founder and owner of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters in San Francisco. Her experience in the industry spans over 30 years as a coffee roaster, green coffee buyer, and teacher of all things coffee. An avid traveler in coffee growing regions worldwide, she teaches roasting and cupping to coffee professionals. She is also credited with coining the term “Third Wave” and identifying relevant concepts in coffee culture and consuption. Trish is a licensed Q-Grader and credentialed Q Trainer by the Coffee Quality Institute. She has served on the SCAA’s Roasters Guild Executive Council, was a charter member of the World Barista Championship Board of Directors and a founding member of the Barista Guild of America. From 2013 to 2016, Trish worked on staff at the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI) as the “Director of Programs: Q and Educational Services,” in addition to her work with Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters.