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.

GHCA members and guests tour port of Houston and container terminal

GHCA Sam Houston Tour

Members and guests of the Greater Houston Coffee Association enjoyed networking and a tour of the port of Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 25, 2018. The tour left from San Jacinto Battleground, just a few hundred feet from the Battleship Texas, and made its way to Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Barbours Cut, the older of the two Port Houston container terminals, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. GHCA president and Port Houston trade development manager Ricardo Arias narrated the tour, highlighting the history of the port and its container trade.  

The new container cranes at Barbours Cut rise 405 feet high. GHCA guests were able to see them up close on the M/V Sam Houston tour.
GHCA guests hear the history of Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

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.