DOMA in Austin, TX
Terry and Jim just got back from the annual meeting of Cooperative Coffees.
This year it was hosted by Third Coast Coffee in Austin, Texas. They hosted a great meeting. Each time we attend this meeting we are reminded how extremely cool all of the members are. Everyone is doing great work in fair trade and coffee, interacting with the people growing our coffee, and doing special projects in their respective communities. We have roasters from all over the US and Canada in Cooperative Coffees.
In Austin, we met with producers, cupped lots of coffee, discussed coffees we will be bringing in, and planned upcoming travel. Terry is off to Peru in January for a 10-day trek through the mountains to meet with producers and look at the farms. Peace Coffee is coming out for a visit in October.
Our cupping lab is coming together in Montreal and will be SCAA certified and really bad-ass.
Stay tuned for more photos and info from this year’s meeting.