About Us

We love coffee and want to make it better.

After years in the coffee industry, and hundreds of conversations with producers and other like-minded industry stakeholders, we created M-Cultivo in service to coffee and to the millions of farmers who grow it. Founded in 2020, our mission to cultivate better livelihoods for farmers is born out of a deep love for the industry and a desire to see everyone in it flourish.


We are coffee professionals and compassionate problem solvers with decades of experience in coffee supply chains, technology, and impact evaluation. We think the best way to improve coffee is to create a supply chain that actually works for producers. 

David Paparelli

Founder & CEO

Amanda Paparelli


Melanie Robb


Andy Borgmann


Pablo Vasquez


LSE Generate Winner


LSE Generate supports students and alumni to build socially responsible businesses in the UK and beyond. Each year LSE Generate hosts two funding competitions for early-stage start ups. M-Cultivo was awarded the top funding from the 2020 Michaelmas term.