James Parrish's career in coffee has spanned five counties, seven cities, and nearly two decades. He has worn a plethora of hats: from barista, to working in production, and was a co-founder and lead roaster for the worker-owned collective Alchemy Collective Café- a current Member Roaster at CoRo. After working as a retail barista trainer at Blue Bottle Coffee, James co-created Rhetoric Coffee and began roasting at CoRo.
James’ unique skills as a career barista, along with his abilities as a roaster, have made him the perfect fit for our team as the Cafe Manager and Visionary at CoRo. His main duties include keeping the coffee room running like a well-oiled machine, but he also works to help develop future retail operations and opportunities for CoRo.