Register now for the 2024 Annual Meeting & Happy Hour

Join the Greater Houston Coffee Association for the 2024 Annual Meeting and Happy Hour at the Tasting Room at Giant Distillers March 26th from 5-7 pm!

The Annual Meeting is GHCA’s largest fundraiser of the year. This event enables the GHCA to advocate for the coffee supply chain, provide educational seminars, and host networking events for the coffee industry.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Guests enjoy one complimentary drink and dinner. Table sponsors receive a reserved table of 8 with preferred seating and marketing mention. Register online now!

Featured Speaker: Ambassador Juan B. Sosa (Retired), Republic of Panama, will give an update on the Panama Canal.

Announcing the Coffee Association Webinar Series

The Greater Houston Coffee Association is launching a seven-part webinar series detailing the coffee supply chain from farm to cup. Webinars are FREE to attend thanks to our Annual Sponsor Port Houston!

In Part 1, “From Arabica to Zinfandel,” Robert Sakowitz compares the nuances of two similar industry with products that people consume almost daily – the coffee industry and the wine industry. Registration online now. For more information about sponsorship, email

Registration open for 2019 Annual Luncheon

The Greater Houston Coffee Association’s 2019 Annual Luncheon will be held on October 15, 2019, at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport.

The keynote speaker is Aldo Annese,Director of I&D of Aurora Studio Project, a best practice authentication program for business processes in Guatemala.

Mr. Annese was born in Guatemala and completed high school in Kansas. He began his career in the family business of footwear manufacturing, before obtaining his undergraduate degree and forming the Aldo Nero brand of footwear and accessories. Following his Masters degree at University of Barcelona, Mr. Annese became an entrepreneur, starting new companies and reengineering others.

After a health scare gave him a new perspective on life, Mr. Annese and his wife, Lucia, developed the M.A.C. (Mind – Soul – Body) philosophy in the Aurora Studio Project at Cepaglobal to do good, from seed to cup, in the coffee industry. He is working with small coffee farmers to implement business processes to empower them to sell their own coffee at fair prices.

Mr. Annese is an advisor to young entrepreneurs, a Director of Focus in the Family LATAM, former President of the Chamber of Tourism of Santa Ana, Costa Rica, and a managing director of several successful companies in the food, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate development, chemical, and coffee industries.

Tickets and table sponsorships are available at

GHCA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The GHCA Board of Directors approved updates to the 2019 Board of Directors on February 26, 2019.

Stephen Ferguson, Dupuy Houston, was voted onto the Board of Directors.

Amber Sheppard, Cadeco, was elected as 1st Vice President.

The full listing of the Board of Directors is online at