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  • Marco Schärf and Rohan Marley at the Coffeeshop Company headquarter in Austria

The Friendship

How it began

Natural and sustainable coffee cultivation in the respective regions and compliance with the corporate philosophy play as important role for us as the premium quality of coffee itself. This is also true for Marley Coffee. This shared philosophy brought Marco Schärf and Rohan Marley, son of the legendary musician Bob Marley, together.

 Rohan Marley & Marco Schärf

They both stand for a links between two different cultures; and their life experience lead them to the same philosophical approach; the roads which took them there were however completely different.

 Rohan Marley

Rohan Marley was strongly influenced by his father and his philosophy; Bob Marley originated from a farmland in NINE MILE; where he learned to deeply respect nature and humanity. His dream was to return there one day. Rohan Marley founded Marley Coffee to honour his father; the farm is located in the heart of the famous Jamaican Blue Mountains. Rohan Marley is - just like his father - a sports enthusiast.

With the founding of Marley Coffee Rohan Marley has also fulfilled his own dream. The creative visionary wants to support communities and the environment through sustainable and ethically correct trading; through the social projects "Kicks for Cause" and "1LOVE.ORG" Rohan and the Marley family primarily support children and youth projects.

 Marco Schärf

Marco Schärf practically grew up in his father's company which at the time was managed by his grandfather, Dr. Alexander Schärf. After few years at the Coffeeshop Company he grabbed his backpack and took off for an expedition with a clearly defined aim - FEELING AND FINDING THE TRUE VALUES OF LIFE.

Searching for the best coffee he met Rohan Marley; and despite originating from completely different countries and cultural environments they shared from the very beginning the same language. They both recognised that their values and objectives had lots in common and many things of great significance in everybody's life can be "conveyed" through coffee. They both see coffee as a "vehicle" for expressing their values and philosophy.

It was clear from the beginning that the path is the goal started with this friendship.