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Intrigued by coffee at the young age of seven, Stephen Leighton first opened HasBean’s doors in 1999 and its online doors in 2003, where it continues to be at the forefront of the web age of coffee. Perhaps most well-known for the popular In My Mug weekly or his signature style (mostly red!), Steve works directly, year on year, with over 30 of the most incredible coffee producers in the world to build long terms partnerships that allow HasBean to not just source better coffee for all of their projects and customers, but also to invest in experimentation to understand what quality is possible in a given soil or region through improved science, processes, agronomy, and support.
Not one for sleeping, Steve is also co-creator of Tamper Tantrum (a platform for his constant bickering and brainstorming with Colin Harmon), co-owner of 3FE in Dublin, and co-owner of Drop Coffee in Stockholm.