Ria Neri speaking at the Fall 2016 Bloom Event in Chicago. Ria is the co-founder of Four Letter Word Coffee in Istanbul, Turkey. In late 2015, she expanded roasting operations to Chicago. Simultaneously, she co-founded Whiner Beer Co., a brewery dedicated to barrel-aging and wild fermentations.
She is also a Certified Beer Cicerone. She is currently Head Roaster for Four Letter Word Chicago, and Chief Creative Mouse for Whiner Beer Co.