- Bartosz Ciepaj 2021
- Global Session
- Part I - Coffee Retail
Retail Reboot: Coffee after COVID-19
Bartosz Ciepaj is a coffee professional, the Master Roaster of Harrods, Cup of Excellence International Judge and a Q grader. He has worked on a diverse portfolio of coffee projects internationally, setting new trends in coffee. Bartosz’ international experience across different fields, including international relations, has driven his passion for improving sustainability within the coffee industry, especially in producing countries.
At Harrods, Bartosz is based in the iconic Roast and Bake Hall, part of the Harrods Food Halls. Bartosz set up the Coffee Roastery, where coffee beans are roasted daily to create the finest blends, including the renowned Knightsbridge Blend. More recently, he has been responsible for overseeing all Harrods coffees and coffee equipment upgrades and setting up an in-house Harrods coffee training program designed to support and mentor baristas. Bartosz also initiated Harrods corporate membership in the Specialty Coffee Association and the Cup of Excellence. Bartosz is responsible for quality control of all coffees produced and sold at Harrods.
He aims to provide Harrods customers with the finest products and coffee experience in the world. He draws inspiration from advanced studies in wine, neurogastronomy and gastro-physics.