Headshot by Maple Jane Baxter 2018

Why ‘Dr. Coffee’?

Annabel  Townsend, a.k.a Dr. Coffee really does have a PhD in coffee. Her coffee career started during her days as an Anthropology undergraduate at Durham University, UK, where she developed a love of Latin America after her fieldwork placements. She worked in coffee shops while finishing her Masters, and that experience inspired an academic study of coffee. She was lucky enough to have this project accepted as a PhD research proposal by the University of Sheffield in 2007. The coffee doctorate began!

Writing and Coffee and Writing about coffee

Since graduating, Dr. Coffee has opened coffee shops on both sides of the Atlantic, set up mobile coffee carts to cater outdoors, and worked as a coffee consultant and speaker. Nowadays, Annabel is based in Regina, Saskatchewan where she owns a coffee company and works on her books when not running around after her two daughters. She writes a lot creative non-fiction (mainly about coffee), blogs, performs slam poetry and occasionally dabbles into fiction.

Hire Dr. Coffee!

Annabel currently takes requests for freelance writings, editing work and speaking opportunities. She is happy to consider collaborations in research, the arts and media too. Get in touch!