Tionna Bishop is the founder and owner of Bishops Coffee & Tea. A native of Berkeley, California, Bishop is a multiracial woman born to a Scottish father and African American mother.
Bishop has over 27 years of experience in the coffee industry. Bishop’s grandfather had an important role in her becoming a coffee roaster. At the age of 13 her grandfather introduced her to his good friend Mateo, who was a propane coffee roaster. Bishop would start apprenticing, at the age of 17, at Rosemary’s bakery. Rosemary’s taught her how to bake decadent desserts, breakfast goods, and how to use a technique of master coffee roasters.
Bishop eventually moved to Atlanta to attend the Cappelli Institute. She then moved to Destin, Florida and launched her brand Bishops Coffee & Tea in June of 2007. Bishop’s brand has been a success. In 2009 Bishop began experimenting with electric roasting, which produces coffee with low acidity and a smooth profile. In 2010 Bishop launched her first Bishop’s Coffee & Tea retail store in Mary Esther Florida. Since 2012 Bishop’s brand has also been on the shelves of several grocery outlets in Florida.
“I have made this my passion in life. I am learning more every day with new insight to it all. I love what I do and I hope others will as well.”