Carolina Gutierrez

Q Grader / Production Manager Blacksmith Coffee

Carolina Gutierrez´ coffee journey began through the influence of her mother, continued in Dubai, and grew some more in Malaysia at Torch Coffee Lab where she became the first Venezuelan Q Grader. Founding Gold Box Roastery in Dubai, Carolina began learning more about specialty coffee and roasting and has become an amazing specialty coffee roaster since then. Now she serves as production manager at Blacksmith Coffee in Abu Dhabi. Throughout her coffee journey she has come to believe that one can’t underestimate coffee, because as she says, “Choosing coffee is like choosing between your children: they are all unique and have potential.”