Our People


Stuart Ritson

Director of European Sales

In 2016 the United Kingdom took a vitally important vote on whether or not Stuart should remain or leave; British people voted in droves that he should leave, and weeks later he found himself in sunny Berlin working for Cafe Imports Europe.

Stuart was born, raised, and ultimately educated in the town of Cambridge, England. He even managed to secure a place at the small-town local University majoring in Chinese. After spending a year in Beijing, Stuart came to his senses and realized he was best placed selling coffee. First behind the bar and then working as a wholesale manager, helping people to open lovely cafés across the U.K. and Europe.

In his free time Stuart balances his interest in craft beer with lots of running (and has even done the odd sport of boxing). He enjoys fine art, travel, and would one day like to return to China to eat his weight in noodles.