Coffee Team


Sue Gerlach, Operations Manager

Sue is our coffee boss! She keeps everything flowing smoothly and efficiently. Sue keeps us on task when we find ourselves contemplating life around the coffee pot. Her other job is running her greenhouse business: Good Root Growers.


Jessica Swan, Customer Relationship Manager

Jessica has been around Farmer to Farmer since she was a small child. She was born in Venezuela where her parents ran a children's home. Jessica lived in rural Wisconsin for most of her childhood. She is fluent in Spanish and  has traveled to Guatemala with Farmer to Farmer. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner Saul and their three year old son, Theo. Jessica is a licensed midwife practicing in the Twin Cities.  

Carol Nies,  Bookkeeper

Carol keeps every transaction transparent to ensure the board can manage expenses lean and mean, and do what we do best - maximize giving on behalf of our supporters!



UP roasters

UP Coffee Roasters

Located in Minneapolis, our coffee is small batch custom roasted. Jesse Grote, our master roaster, has tons of experience and a passion for coffee roasting. He loves to talk coffee-  all the nuances of the different varieties and the roasting process. We are really happy to be working with these expert roasters.