Registration closes soon for Nov. 13 Breakfast Seminar

Join the Coffee Association for its last Breakfast Seminar of 2018! Breakfast seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required by Friday, Nov. 9.

Topic:
FSVP inspections started in 2017 and will continue to increase. Mr. Valenzuela will provide an overview of the recently-implemented FSVP and its program requirements. Based on completed inspections, he will share some of the inspection results and recommendations for the importing community so that they can be better prepared.

Cost: Free. Includes breakfast and coffee.
Date: November 13, 2018.
Registration & Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 am.
Program: 9:00-10:00 am.
Location: 4400 Hwy 225 E, Suite 200, Deer Park, TX 77536.
RSVP Required to cgomez@txgulf.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Or, RSVP online now at: https://greaterhoustoncoffeeassociation.org/event/breakfast-seminar-nov2018/

Recap: 2018 Annual Luncheon

Nearly 80 professionals from the Houston-area coffee industry joined the Coffee Association at the 2018 Annual Luncheon on October 16, 2018. Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President, Commodities Division, at INTL FCStone, flew in from Miami, Florida, to be the keynote speaker. Scalla discussed the reasons that coffee prices are at a 12-year low.

Thank you to the 2018-2019 Annual Sponsor Cadeco Industries and to the Annual Luncheon Sponsors Cadeco Industries, Clark Freight Lines, Dupuy Storage Houston, Eximius Coffee, FreshBrew, and Port Houston.

Registration open for 2018 Annual GHCA luncheon

Arias at GHCA Luncheon

The Annual GHCA Luncheon will be held on October 16, 2018, in Houston, Texas.

Our guest speaker will be Albert Scalla, Senior Vice President of Trading at INTL FCStone. Mr. Scalla is flying in from Miami, FL, to address the topic: Why are coffee prices at a 12-year low?

Table sponsorships, annual sponsorships, and individual tickets are available. Register now at https://squareup.com/store/greater-houston-coffee-association or email Cristina Gomez at cgomez@txgulf.org.

Coffee drinking linked to living longer

Refilling your coffee cup could help you fill up more days on your calendar, according to a study published in July by the JAMA Internal Medicine journal. The study showed that drinking coffee is associated with longer life and lower risk of an early death. These findings add to a significant body of research indicating coffee has a positive effect on the heart, live, brain, and more. This even includes heavy coffee drinkers — those drinking more than 8 cups daily —  and individuals with genetics slowing down caffeine processing in the body.

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Blockchain technology offers coffee farmers brighter prospects

A large percentage of the world’s coffee is grown by small farmers earning less than $2 a day – and that amount may only be a promise on a sheet of carbon paper.  Bext360, a Denver-based company a little over a year-old, is seeking to perk up the outlook for these small coffee farmers. By applying technology, particularly the utilization of blockchains, the company seeks to improve the global supply chain for agricultural products. Bext360 is beginning with coffee, and if successful, these farmers could realize higher values for quality coffee in almost instantaneous transactions.

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