Our team

Tropiq combines many years of experience in sourcing coffees from challenging origins, with the on-the-ground know-how and experience.

Morten Wennersgaard

Founder & MD

Oslo, Norway
Morten has more than a decade of experience sourcing and buying directly from producers in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Before founding our sister company, Nordic Approach, in 2011, he worked for nine years as Product Manager and Buyer at Solberg & Hansen Coffee Roasters in Oslo, Norway. 

Joanne Berry

Director of coffee

Oslo, Norway
Joanne has seven years experience sourcing and buying coffee, with extensive experience in East Africa. In the last four years working with Tropiq and our sister company, Nordic Approach, Joanne also turned her focus to Latin America.

Alex Lenouvel Hansen

East Africa Buyer

Oslo, Norway
Alexander has over six years of experience in coffee buying and importing. He first received a crash course on the specialty coffee supply chain while working for a small importer in its lean start-up days. After living and working in Nicaragua and Burundi, he joined the Tropiq team as East Africa Buyer in 2018.

Marco Berra

GM, Tropiq Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Before moving to Ethiopia, Marco was a long time resident of Tanzania where he worked as the General Manager of Tembo Coffee Company from 2013 to 2018. Before his career in coffee, Marco worked in the garlic export industry in China and Hong Kong.

Semeon Abay

Product & Quality Manager

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Semeon’s coffee journey began as a roaster at Novo Coffee in Denver Colorado. On returning to his home country of Ethiopia he worked as Sourcing Manager for Ninetyplus. Semeon joined Tropiq Ethiopia in 2018 and manages all of our special preparations as well as overseeing the lab

Ted Maberly

Customer Relations

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Originally from the UK, Ted’s education in Business Management combined with an interest in agriculture drew him to Ethiopia. In the Tropiq Ethiopia office Ted looks after client needs and relationships and works in the Tropiq lab.