Texas Coffee Traders Monteverde (Austin)

RC Beall traveled to the Monteverde region of Costa Rica in 1990 and met Carlos Vargas, the manager of a coffee-producing co-op called Santa Elena. The two established one of the first fair-trade relationships in the United States, and brewed a lifelong friendship stronger than a cup of their caffeinated masterpieces. RC and his wife, Beth co-founded Texas Coffee Traders in East Austin in 1994 and the company has been slinging lattes and roasting beans from all over the world ever since.


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