Janet Colley Morse
Vice President, The Dupuy Group
Janet Colley Morse represents the 4th generation of The Dupuy Group, which was founded by John Dupuy in 1936. Since the early years as a New Orleans coffee warehouse, Dupuy has expanded to 4 additional port cities including Miami, Houston, Jacksonville, FL, and Charleston, SC. With coffee still serving as the main commodity handled by Dupuy, the company has broadened its scope to include a variety of value added services including cleaning, upgrading, and blending.
Janet serves as Vice President and is one of two remaining family members, the other of which being her father, Allan Colley, who serves as President of the organization. She serves on the Logistics Committee of the Green Coffee Association, is a past President of the Southern Coffee Association, and is currently President of theGreen Coffee Association of New Orleans.
Coffee Trader, Olam Americas
Kyle Bawot is a coffee trader at Olam Americas. He attended Skidmore College, from where he holds a BA in Economics. His interest in coffee was first sparked while serving as a Peace Corps Economic Development volunteer in Northern Peru, where he was first able to learn about the coffee supply chain. Shortly after his return to the US, Kyle landed an entry level position at Olam where he quickly worked his way into a trading role.
Kyle holds both Q Grader and ICE Exchange Grader licenses and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Political Economy on a full scholarship at Fordham University. His passion for the industry continues to grow but his true interest lies in addressing the ongoing sustainability challenges our industry faces.
Regional Account Manager, BUNN-O-Matic Corporation
With over 10 years of experience in the coffee industry, Zach has a strong passion for the business. He started his foodservice career 15 years ago as a fine dining server at a country club in East Lansing, MI.
Those early experiences in turn, helped provide an added perspective for this industry . Zach holds a Bachelors of Science in Food Industry Management from Michigan State University where he continues his involvement as a volunteer, participating in several speaking engagements throughout the year. From 2007-2015 he worked in various professional sales roles for a regional coffee roaster, spending half of those years living in Chicago. In January 2015 he started working as a Regional Account Manager for BUNN and moved back to his native state of Michigan.
Sr.Manager Coffee and Tea, National DCP
Gustavo has been immersed in the agricultural and coffee industry since he was born. His initial exposure to coffee came by constantly visiting his family farms in Northern Nicaragua, and working in his family’s roasting operation. There he worked in the areas of farming, quality control, exports, roasting, and packaging.
After graduating high school from Nicaragua, he attended Loyola University New Orleans where he studied Finance and International Business. Upon graduation, he worked in the Starbucks supply chain and then he followed his passion for Agriculture by obtaining his master in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. Further on, he took a sabbatical from Coffee and worked in Cocoa production/trading and breeding. He then returned to focus on coffee, and he placed 9th in the 2018 Cup of Excellence of Nicaragua.
He then returned to the US to work in the National DCP (Supply Chain Cooperative for Dunkin’) where he currently oversees procurement of green coffee, and distribution of roasted coffee to the Dunkin’ system. He is a passionate for sustainable progress and developing cost effective solutions for all parties in the coffee supply chain.
Green Coffee Trader, Novus Coffee Imports/Mercon Coffee Corp.
Michelle grew up in the coffee industry, starting her coffee career working during summer at a coffee mill in her native Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras. Coming from a family with strong ties to coffee, she learned the passion for coffee from her father.
Since very young, her ambitions to be the best in the field made her work her way up to becoming the head of the Exports Department for a coffee exporting company in 2008 after graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Católica of Honduras.
After moving to the US to further her experience in the coffee industry, she worked in key positions that included importing coffee, logistics, trading, risk management and cupping. She is a licensed Q Grader and enjoys developing win-win relationships based on mutual trust.
Commodities Manager, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
Nora Johnson is a Commodities Manager with Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA), one of the largest private label coffee manufacturers and owner of several retail coffee brands including Chock full o’Nuts®, Kauai Coffee®, Hills Bros.®, Hills Bros.® Cappuccino, Segafredo Zanetti®, MJB®, and Chase & Sanborn®. In her role, Nora manages futures and physical positions for several MZB-USA clients and is responsible for trade execution in addition to supporting the company’s responsible sourcing strategy. A Licensed Q Arabica Grader, Nora is part of MZB-USA’s dedicated green coffee cupping team.
Nora began her coffee career in 2016 as a summer intern with the Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Commodities Department. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017 with a B.S. in Finance, Nora proudly joined MZB-USA full-time as an analyst and has since been promoted to Commodities Manager.
Coffee and New Product Development Manager, Melitta USA
Dan Pabst is a passionate and respected coffee expert with 15 years of experience across a wide array of channels within the specialty coffee industry. Working across multiple business units, Dan supports current and potential Melitta customers by developing products and operational solutions that help create and grow a profitable coffee program.
Dan holds several certifications within the specialty coffee industry including Licensed Q-Grader: Arabica and Authorized SCA Trainer.
Dan began his career in coffee as a Barista with Mudhouse Coffee Roasters (Charlottesville, VA). He quickly grew into the role of Director of Operations, overseeing retail operations for 5 locations and was a driving force behind the transition from a Second Wave to Third Wave specialty coffee brand, setting them on course to win 2017 Micro-roaster of the Year (Roast Magazine). Prior to Melitta, Dan has worked for FRANKE USA, Ronnoco Coffee, and consulted for coffee companies in Europe and Asia.
Green Coffee Buyer, Community Coffee Company
Myrna is a graduate of the University of Texas with a bachelor of science in Biology and has nearly 10 years’ experience working in various roles across the coffee manufacturing supply chain, both for private label and branded companies. Currently, Myrna works as the green coffee buyer at Community Coffee Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a licensed Q Arabica Grader who enjoys cupping coffee, traveling to origin and continuing to build on the great sourcing partnerships established by Community Coffee for the past 100 years.