Where hearts gather a peculiar magic occurs.

Catalyst was birthed between husband/wife coffee veteran team Michael & Emily McIntyre in late 2014. Originally founded as a way for them to bring their separate consulting projects under one umbrella, the company quickly took on a life of its own as a community of beautiful coffee people gathered around the shared campfire of passion coupled with integrity.

Catalyst specializes in the Byzantine maze of Ethiopian coffee and is involved in many aspects of the value chain, from agronomy practices to quality control to data collection to storytelling to sales. In the United States, this translates to hosting cupping events around the country, writing about what's happening in coffee, and an ongoing effort to act as liaison—or catalyst—between growers, mill employees, exporters, and other origin country coffee professionals and the baristas, roasters, and buyers who bring their work to market. 

The Catalyst community spans the world—from the sun-drenched fields of Harrar to the winding valleys of the Andes mountains—and welcomes growers, importers, cuppers, roasters, and other process-focused coffee professionals to join in the slow revolution.

Together, we change the world.