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Coffee Association Annual Luncheon: Michael Gaviña, NCA
October 12, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Michael Gaviña, Incoming Chair, National Coffee Association
Michael Gaviña has been Chief Financial Officer is DF Roasters, LP, since 2015. In addition, he is the Purchasing Director at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing the pricing of raw materials and managing inventory levels. He comes from a long line of coffee producers and roasters; growing up Michael always knew he wanted to continue in the family tradition. Representing the fourth generation of Gaviña’s coffee roasting legacy, Michael discovered his passion for coffee while spending summers learning about the family business by working alongside his father, Pedro Gaviña. He first joined the FGS 2002 as a buyer in the Purchasing Department.
Since receiving his Q Grader License in 2008 he also works as a resident Q Grader to ensure the excellence of each bag of coffee. He routinely roasts small batches of coffee to help develop new coffee blends.
Michael is the current Vice-Chair and Incoming Chair of the National Coffee Association. The NCA represents over 90% of the coffee sold in the United States. He is also a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and, the Roasters Guild. He contributes his time to the community in which the Plant is based by serving as a commissioner for both the City of Vernon’s CommUNITY Fund and Green Commission. Locally, he serves on the Board of YMCA. Michael is actively involved in promoting sustainability in the coffee industry. Michael also serves his community as a board member of Latino Alumni Association (LAA) of Loyola Marymount University and serves on the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University since 2015.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
The Greater Houston Coffee Association teams up with the Port Bureau each October to host the Annual Coffee Association Luncheon. Learn more at greaterhoustoncoffeeassociation.org.