This past June, we embarked on our first Coffee Origin trip to Honduras! We partnered with Alejandra Flores of Unataza Coffee, who is actually from Honduras herself. Here are some of the things we did, learned, and celebrated from our trip.   Why Honduras? As you may know, the coffee industry as a whole is one of the worst offenders when it comes to problems like human trafficking and modern day slavery, child labor, and grossly underpaid farmers. This is in part because...

La Terza Coffee would not be as amazing as it is without each individual member of our team. Today, we want to introduce you to Aaron Parker. He runs our Saturday Morning Roasterie Tours and if you’ve ever been to one, you know how engaging, interesting, and fun they are. In addition to leading our Roasterie Tours every Saturday morning, Aaron will soon begin teaching some of our coffee classes as well. “I am always learning new things about coffee to...

Our relationship with La Terza customers is very important to us.  Seeing familiar faces and knowing what your usual drink is has become a privilege and something we strive for.  We are a Cincinnati company and we want people to feel like they can become part of our coffee family.  This post features our primary owner, David Gaines, who is an awesome advisor and an even better person.  He is so committed to your coffee experience and the welfare of...

At La Terza, we’ve never really had to go looking for amazing team members. They somehow always find us! Each person who has joined the La Terza team has found the company, said in some capacity, “Hey, I want to take part in this!,” and they have turned out to be some of the top people in their respective fields. For example, after moving to Cincinnati from Uganda, our Head Roaster, Robert, joined the team following his quest to find...

Meet Chuck, La Terza’s original founder! What is your role at La Terza? Chuck is the original founder of La Terza and is now a coffee instructor and researcher for us. As he says, “I pretty much do a combination of everything relating to the coffee. Every day is different.”He works with numerous accounts, trains aspiring roasters and baristas, and is our coffee class teacher. He says, “The beauty of being able to work in every aspect of the company is that...

We love to spotlight our amazing La Terza team members! This week, learn more about the man who can repair just about any coffee machine you give him: Lorenzo de Amicis. What is your role at La Terza? Lorenzo is in charge of equipment and service for La Terza. He is our skillful machine maintenance guy. As he says it: “I repair stuff.” He is also a partial owner of the company. Lorenzo handles equipment installation in new coffee shops, repairs any equipment that...

Meet Karen! She is our amazing account manager, who focuses on the details of the company.  She is a tremendous help with the operations management side of the company. Karen grew up and lived a large part of her life in Cleveland, moving to Cincinnati after retiring from a career of 37 years. Her enjoyment of good, quality coffee began in Cleveland, so when she moved, she tried all the local coffees and fell in love with La Terza. When Karen was...

Meet Robert Mbabazi, La Terza’s Master Roaster. Robert, like all of our employees, has a wide variety of jobs that his title of Master Roaster entails.  Some of his roles include roasting fresh coffee beans, running deliveries to different local shops, working the coffee bar at our roasterie, and making drinks. Drawing from his experiences in numerous different countries, Robert sources green beans (coffee beans before they’re roasted, not the vegetable!) and trains potential clients and employees in the different aspects...