Who We Are


Pacific Coffee Research was founded by coffee professionals set out to change the Hawai’i coffee industry through education, collaboration, and support services.

We provide education and skills training to baristas, roasters, producers, and everyone who wants to learn something new about coffee. As an SCA Premier Training Campus, our team includes experienced coffee trainers and Authorized SCA Trainers.

Our goals include illuminating the coffee supply chain as something intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. Our unique position of operating in a coffee producing region gives us the opportunity to explore the entire supply chain in one location

We strive to promote community and contribute an open space for collaboration. We believe our industry makes great strides forward when we work together to find solutions with a holistic approach.

Meet The Team


Brit recognizes that education improves the lives of growers, quality of product, and consumer consciousness. Providing the local and broader communities with unique and valuable opportunities to learn about coffee in all of its forms is what led her to open Pacific Coffee Research. She is an Authorized SCA Trainer in Green Coffee, Sensory Skills and Sustainability in Coffee. She has taught at the SCA Global Coffee Expo, Roasters Guild Retreat, and in collaboration with other industry leaders to students around the world. She served on the board of the Hawaii Coffee Association’s Executive Committee for five years and remains closely involved with the nonprofit sector of the coffee community. She has chaired and organized the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and Hawaii Coffee Association’s cupping competitions since 2019. Brit has also served as a judge for the US National Brewers Cup.


Since 2010, Madeleine has spent much of her time learning about coffee from as many people and experiences as possible. Now an owner of PCR, the road map of her career led her around the world to work in cafes and on coffee farms. With Hawai’i as her home, Madeleine collaborates with all stakeholders in the coffee supply chain to share her knowledge while learning from others. As a Q Arabica Assistant Instructor with the CQI, Madeleine leads trainings and educational experiences and provides quality analysis services for local producers. She has been on multiple judge panels for Hawai’i cupping competitions since 2015 and participated in El Salvador’s Project Origin in 2017. Madeleine is involved with the Hawai’i Coffee Association, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, and has competed in the US National Brewers Cup. Madeleine also serves as Vice President of the Synergistic Hawai’i Agriculture Council.

Meg Duke


Meg is the Production Manager at Pacific Coffee Research. In this position, she is busy roasting coffee, communicating with farmers and cafes, fielding customer inquiries, and delivering delicious coffee around the island! Meg started her coffee career as a barista in Georgia in 2014. Since then, she has aimed to work in as many areas of the coffee supply chain as possible, to fully be able to understand and appreciate this amazing product. From being a barista and manager in coffee shops, to working on coffee farms here in beautiful Kailua-Kona, Meg is excited to see where Pacific Coffee Research heads next.
Eric Musil


Eric is a tinkerer not afraid to explore the unknown and figure out how things work. He is an Equipment Technician and Q Arabica Grader at Pacific Coffee Research. Eric’s on call for the café in distress and also takes a role in PCR’s quality control and analysis services. Eric started his coffee career as a barista in Utah in 2020 and was hooked. Since moving to Hawai’i, Eric has managed a cafe, become a licensed Q Arabica Grader, trained as an Equipment Technician, and even started managing a small farm – actually, the one where PCR is located! Eric is always excited to learn and Pacific Coffee Research loves to fuel that passion.

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