The Filter was founded in 2015, thus the MMXV in our logo design. This website and all articles, products, and content are created by Ben Richardson, the founder.

Ben Richardson is a coffee enthusiast whose first introduction to specialty coffee was back in 2009 on a trip to Seattle when he visited Espresso Vivace and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. He is originally from Northern California and is currently residing in Omaha, Nebraska. Ben has previously written as a contributor for Sprudge as well as Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.

Ben is the host of The Filter Coffee Podcast, a podcast focused on telling the stories of people in the coffee community.

Ben is passionate about increasing his knowledge in all things coffee from origin to consumer. He also enjoys engaging with others who share this passion.

You can see what Ben has been drinking lately by checking out his instagram.