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Head of Coffee

Job Description

Join us in this remarkable journey to revolutionize the coffee industry! As the Head of Coffee for the IoT Roasting Concept Industrialization project, you’ll be a pivotal member of our dynamic team. Your expertise in coffee roasting and q-grading will be instrumental in achieving our goal.

Company  Mikafi & Thermoplan

Location  Zurich & Weggis

Key Responsibilities

  • Coffee Expertise: Leverage your extensive experience in coffee roasting and q-grading to drive the development and fine-tuning of our IoT roasting profiles.
  • Quality Control: Implement rigorous quality control processes, ensuring that every roast meets the highest standards of taste and aroma.
  • Profile Development: Collaborate closely with our technical teams to develop and optimize roast profiles that align with our customers’ preferences.
  • Sensory Evaluation: Lead sensory evaluation sessions to assess the flavor, aroma, and overall quality of our coffee, guiding adjustments where necessary.
  • Training: Train and mentor team members, sharing your wealth of knowledge in coffee roasting techniques and sensory analysis.
  • Coffee Sourcing: Assist in sourcing high-quality green coffee beans, considering factors like origin, flavor profile, and sustainability.
  • Consumer Feedback: Act as a bridge between our coffee-loving customers and the development teams, incorporating feedback to enhance the coffee experience.

About us

Mikafi is on the verge of a groundbreaking collaboration with Thermoplan, an industry titan, to usher in a new era of coffee roasting through cutting-edge IoT technology. We’re blending the innovative spirit of a startup with the deep industry knowledge of a corporate leader to redefine coffee perfection.


  • Extensive experience in coffee roasting and q-grading, with a deep understanding of flavor profiles and sensory evaluation.
  • Proven ability to develop and fine-tune roast profiles for various coffee varieties.
  • Strong leadership and training skills, with the ability to inspire a passion for coffee excellence.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work seamlessly with cross-functional teams.
  • A passion for innovation and a desire to be at the forefront of coffee technology.

What We Offer

  • An unparalleled opportunity to shape the future of coffee roasting technology.
  • The chance to work alongside a diverse and dynamic team at the intersection of startup innovation and corporate expertise.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • A collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • The satisfaction of being part of a project that will redefine coffee perfection.

How to apply

If you are a coffee aficionado with a passion for innovation and an extensive background in coffee roasting and q-grading, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and explaining why you’re the ideal candidate for this role to

Mikafi is committed to fostering diversity and creating an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.