Hanna-Maria Consulting is a food and beverage business consultancy focusing on coffee and food concept development as well as sustainable value chains.

Hanna-Maria Consulting focuses on helping food and beverage companies to excel in their business.

From marketing to raw material sourcing, we focus on the individual needs of a client and their project, to find the areas where to find new ways to operate.
With more than 10+ years of experience in specialty coffee industry, we specialise in the sourcing, offering and storytelling of raw and roasted specialty coffee, but have knowledge and skills to help also other food and beverage companies to excel.

About Hanna-Maria Huhtonen:

Originally from Finland, Hanna is a speciality coffee professional seasoned with 10+ years of Finnish and international work experience from Europe, Australia and the Americas. She has collected a large variety of skills from many areas of business within the coffee industry from sales to marketing, sourcing raw green coffees from South and Central America and Africa for her clients in Australia and Europe. Working for small importers and an exporter has given her skills to excel in the administration, strategy and change-making of SME businesses. Through her academic education and research experience in design and food entrepreneurs as well as from her experience in writing books and creation of a podcast, she has a variety of skills to advise companies in communication, sales, sourcing, traceability & systems.

Publications

Design+Sustainability 101 report by Aalto University Design Factory, 2021
Finnish Micro Roasteries – Quality and Locality, Kirjakaari, 2015
With Coffee – Tasty Matches of Coffee and Food, Docendo, 2015
Of Coffee and its Brewing, self-published, 2013
Articles in Finnish food and beverage professional’s magazine Aromi during several years

Other projects or Events

Test Kitchen by DesignBites- podcast
Le Carnaval du Cafè coffee event in Paris 2015
Marketing Committee Member, SCAE Europe, 2014-2015
Finnish Aeropress Championships 2013
Various coffee events in Finland as SCAE Finland National Coordinator 2012-2014

Education

Arabica Green Coffee Grading Certification by Coffee Quality Institute, Expires 2023
Master of Arts, 2015, Helsinki University. Finland
Bachelor of Arts, 2013, Helsinki Univesity, Finland