Ben Weiner is the founder, president and CEO of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC, a direct trade social enterprise that connects coffee farmers in Nicaragua with roasters around the world. When he founded the company in 2007, Ben’s goal was to cut out the middleman thus increasing livelihoods for the farmers. Ben has also worked as an Advocacy Counsel for Human Rights First, as a Foreign Policy Legislative Assistant for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and a Legal Consultant for the MIRA. Finally, Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis’ in 2003, where he majored in political science. He later got his law degree in 2007 from Boston College Law School.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- If you want to listen to Ben’s entire Time4Coffee episode please tune in to T4C episode #567