The Coffee Crush is a creation of Francis Howard from Seattle, WA.

Currently a full time production roaster and aspiring Q Grader for Conduit Coffee in Seattle, Francis first started working in the coffee industry in 2004.

He is also a permanent staff writer for Coffee Lovers Magazine, an online publication for industry and non industry coffee enthusiasts.

Formerly a high school English teacher in England, Ireland, and Nevada, Francis is also a certified Starting Strength Coach and has taught weightlifting at his family’s CrossFit gym for over five years.  He enjoys working with people and transforming lives through fitness.

As an Italian Citizen, he loves traveling, meeting people and drinking Piedmont reds.

Francis has a passion for people, coffee, and learning.  He loves inspiring others to be their best.

When he’s not roasting, drinking coffee or reading about varietals, Francis enjoys 8Os music, photography, and connecting with friends.