Kyle, Baratza cofounder, is a mechanical genius that loves to improve products and solve problems through design. Never content with the status quo, Kyle is passionate about innovating and discovering the better way. He can fix anything mechanical and has a special knack for helping customers through a difficult fix, step by step. Kyle always sees ways to improve great design, and his contributions at Baratza are many, including expanded adjustability to grind for any style of coffee, easily repeatable micro-adjust, the weight-based grinding functionality and the innovative ShutOff Hopper that reduces bean waste.
Baratza cofounder Kyra is the company’s navigator, keeping Baratza on-course to provide great products, offer world-class service, and ensure a top-notch experience for customers, vendors, employees, and owners. Kyra is passionate about listening, identifying problems and opportunities, and developing creative solutions to support our customers. Solid, quality products backed by compassionate, quality service–this is the winning combination you can expect from Baratza and Kyra Kennedy.
Joyce is a people person who’s all about making connections within the coffee community - baristas, roasters, cafe owners and coffee enthusiasts. Her role is to listen to the coffee community to better understand how they’re using Baratza products, what feedback they have, and what innovations they’d like to see. In addition Joyce works to support the coffee community and baristas through sponsorship of many different events and competitions. With her strong background in customer care and project management, Joyce uses her experience, know-how and passion to forge strong connections between Baratza and its customers, now and in the future.
David has been instrumental in developing grinders and accessories for Baratza for over 12 years. David understands the marketplace and his partnering with Kyle and Kyra in product development has resulted in building a brand that is a market leader in both aesthetics and innovation. Principal designer at threeFishdesign, David has utilized over 25 years of developing consumer products to guide Baratza grinders to being industry-leading products. His passion for developing great products supports Baratza’s goal of delivering outstanding experiences and quality products to their customers.
Diane Wood is our Operations Manager. Diane is based in our Bellevue office and manages all our day to day business operations. Her background and extensive experience in retail buying, bookkeeping, and office operations are critical to Baratza as we grow. She’s helping us streamline our receiving and shipping operations to ensure that orders are fulfilled. Diane’s attention to detail and focus on customer satisfaction has been a wonderful boost to our team!