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The Houston Coffee Collective exists as a volunteer organization with the purpose of bringing together Houston’s coffee community. HtxCC works to connect baristas and other coffee professionals the resources needed to protect and advance their careers. The barista job sustainability questionnaire consisted of 23 questions which was a mixture of those from the same titled Counter Culture survey as well as ones from the HtxCC team. This information was collected anonymously through the Houston Coffee Collective Website between June 1,2019 through July 4, 2019.
Thank you to all who came to join us at the Space City Tasters - Houston’s Cup Tasters Preliminary 2020!
This month we are introducing a series about the immigrant workers who are part of the coffee industry here in Houston. The series will be introduced by Alba Quimper, a recent transplant from Peru and a current Barista for Boomtown Coffee.
This month we invited Marlon Reyes of Third Gen Coffee for a simple 5 question interview.
The Houston Coffee Collective spent 8 days in the mountains of Capucas, Honduras to spark a conversation and bring awareness onto our platform and community. We touch on topics such as fair wage labor, coffee grower insight and personal stories, and the effects of climate change on coffee.
In this interview Ciera tells us about her journey into roasting and carving out her own career in the coffee industry as a black woman.
A list of new shops opening in 2019!
More than 70 attendees showed up at our first Houston Coffee People Social + SCA US Chapter nomination and information session on 21st January at Blacksmith. More than 20 companies brought their coffees to share at our public cupping table which we shared and tasted each other’s coffees. We look forward to our next event together!
This month we invited Billy Martinez of Blackwater Coffee Roasters and of Common Grounds Uncommon Coffee for a simple 5 question interview.
Lift and Learn was organized by the Urnex Brand, Houston Coffee Collective, and Counter Culture Coffee with the goal to share knowledge between baristas and technicians.
Photos taken at the Southside Espresso Ugly Sweater Throwdown!
Head Roaster Alex Cocke of Java Pura speaks with us about the history of the company, marketing strategy and providing quality coffee to a wider audience.
We have invited folks from the Tea world to write a short presentation on a topic for us coffee people. Read the first article here.
Interview with Matt Toomey, Boomtown Coffee Roasters
Photos taken at the Fort Bend Coffee Roasters Inaugural Throwdown
Photos taken at the Boomtown x HTXCoffee Intro Cupping Lab
Interview with Jason Bush, Co-owner of Tea and Victory
Photos by HtxCoffee Photogrqapher Paul Yoon
On July 11th Boomtown hosted a free Intro Cupping Lab with Houston Coffee Collective.
Blendin Coffee Club Throwdown with the Champion
Chelsea Cole did not initially apply for the World Latte Art Championship Open that was hosted in Denver earlier this month. She competed as an alternate, and at the end got into the best 16.
Here we interview her about her experience in Denver.
Savannah Canales speaks with us on art and the her creative process.
Stacy Wright, Manager at Inversion Coffee and Art, speaks about their new rainbow window mural.
Norma Jean Odegard from Siphon Coffee talks about their ideas for creating an inclusive place for all.
An article Showcasing our Denver Competitor for America’s Best Espresso and Latte Art World Championship Open that is going to be held June 8-10 at Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The Houston Coffee Collective Coffeezine publishes articles from multiple sources. The information and views set out in this Coffeezine does not reflect the official opinion of the Houston Coffee Collective. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the Coffeezine lies entirely with the interviewed.