In keeping with the emerging field of coffee science, particularly as it relates to health, the National Coffee Association has appointed Mark Corey to the newly created position of director of scientific affairs and project management.
Corey comes to the New York-based association of coffee professionals from his position of director of product development in coffee for Indiana-based Splenda-brand-owner Heartland Food Products Group, makers of the commercial cold brew concentrate Java House. Prior to his time at Heartland, Corey worked for nearly eight years at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (renamed Keurig Green Mountain in 2014), last serving as group leader for beverage research and development.
“We are honored that such a distinguished professional as Dr. Corey is joining the NCA,” National Coffee Association President Bill Murray said in an announcement of the appointment today. “The world of coffee science is more important — and yet more complex — than ever before, and we are delighted that Mark will be leading NCA’s work to guide the industry through these issues.”
The NCA said Corey will be overseeing all science and regulatory matters on behalf of the NCA, as well as the work of the association’s Scientific Advisory Group, while also assisting in the development of new member resources related to food safety, coffee and health.
The association is currently gearing up for its annual convention, which takes place March 15-18 in New Orleans.