2019 Annual Luncheon

Join GHCA for the 2019 Annual Luncheon!

Network with coffee professionals in the Greater Houston Port Region over lunch and hear from an education speaker.

This year’s guest speaker is Aldo Annese, Director I&D for Aurora Studio Project. Mr. Annese is flying in from Guatemala to share his experiences with helping small coffee farmers grow their businesses through sustainability, long-term relationships, education, quality, and integral development.

You can watch a video of Mr. Annese here: https://youtu.be/tvlFrY2_TR8.

Register online for your sponsorship or table now!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Annual Sponsors

  Port Houston

Table Sponsors

Port Houston

As of September 20, 2019

Dinner Tour aboard the M/V Sam Houston

Coffee-focused boat tour of the Port of Houston

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Guests enjoy a complimentary dinner.

Important notes:

  • Guests must arrive by 5:30 pm for the 5:45 pm boarding.
  • Each guest must have a current government-issued photo ID to board (no exceptions)
  • Registration deadline is 12:00 noon on July 16, 2019. However, this tour will fill up, so register early to save your seat.
  • Attendees will receive an email with the invitation and map.

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.

Dinner Tour on the M/V SAM HOUSTON

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

Coffee-focused boat tour of the Port of Houston

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.

Guests enjoy a complimentary Cajun dinner:

Red Beans and Sausage with cheddar cheese and green onions
Shrimp Etouffee
White Rice
Green Garden Salad
French Bread and Butter
Buttercake and Brownie Squares

Important notes:

  • Guests must arrive by 5:30 pm for the 5:45 pm boarding.
  • Each guest must have a current photo ID to board (no exceptions)
  • Registration deadline is 12:00 noon on April 23, 2018. However, this tour will fill up, so register early to save your seat.
  • Download the invitation and map.