NCA Annual Convention 2018

What is the NCA Annual Convention?

The NCA Annual Convention is the leading industry event for coffee professionals. Network with decision makers, learn more about the issues facing our industry, and find your place in this vibrant community.

Each year, the NCA Convention offers compelling keynote speakers, targeted breakout sessions, and parties featuring the best local food, drinks, and entertainment.

Questions? Please contact the friendly NCA staff at

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NCA Convention Sponsors

Gain instant visibility and show your support of the coffee industry as a Convention sponsor. Opportunities are available for every budget, at a first come first serve basis. For more information, contact Terri Bartlett, NCA Director of Member Services, at or 646-924-4039.

Registration open for Port of Houston boat tour on April 25!

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Unlike most tours on the M/V Sam Houston which focus on the Turning Basin, this tour leaves from the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near the Battleship Texas and passes Barbours Cut, one of the two primary container terminals in Houston. GHCA President Ricardo Arias will narrate the tour, providing insight into Port Houston’s container business and the coffee trade.

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Breakfast Seminar: HCAD Tax Exemption Workshop

Join the GHCA at its first Breakfast Seminar of 2018! Representatives from HCAD (Harris County Appraisal District) will be giving an informative presentation on Harris County’s tax exemption for green coffee. Any company that stores coffee in Houston will benefit from this discussion.

This event is free to attend, but advanced registration is required. Please fill out the form below.

Thank you to Dupuy Storage Houston for sponsoring this event.

Recap: 2017 Annual Luncheon

Modern Coffee World Perks to Preferences

By: Judith Schultz, GHPB

What is happening in the world of coffee? Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association (NCA), answered that question at the October 12th luncheon hosted by the Greater Houston Coffee Association in conjunction with the Port Bureau at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport.

Gavina at GHCA Luncheon
Michael Gaviña, incoming chair of the National Coffee Association presents: What’s brewing in the coffee trade?

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Greater Houston Coffee Association Hosts Sam Houston Boat Tour

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

The Greater Houston Coffee Association hosted their annual ship channel tour aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 26.  Over 40 people enjoyed an evening of coffee, food and learning about how commerce in the ship channel works.

2017 Dinner Tour Guests
GHCA members and guests enjoy the 2017 Dinner Tour on April 26, 2017.
2017 Dinner Tour Guests
GHCA 2nd VP Al Hernandez (Dupuy Storage) with John Manlove and Leah Howard (Manlove Marketing) and GHCA member David Martinez, (Atlantic Coffee Solutions), on the M/V Sam Houston, April 26, 2017.

Note: This article also appeared in the May 2017 Port Bureau News.