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Sedna Coffee Roaster

August 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Mery Santos

Mery Santos has over 20 years of experience in the Food Service Industry.
She was introuded to the Coffee industry in 1999 and little she knew that
Coffee was going to be her passion in life. In her own words: “Coffee, in
specific Coffee farmers, stole my heart”. She is the inmediate Past
President(2018) for the International Women Coffee Alliance (IWCA) a
501(c) 3 non-profit organization, with the mission to: “empower women
in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful
and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of
women in all aspects of the coffee industry”. In 2005, As a volunteer for
the USAID “Farmer to Farmer” program, she spent some time in
Guatemala where she decided to dedicate her career to the industry and
utilize her Sales & Marketing skills to help women coffee farmers’ position
their coffee in the US Market.
Mery works as a consultant and she is also developing her own business under Sedna Coffee Co., where
she sources and roast coffee from women producers. Sedna business models focus on Ecommerce/
subscription and B2B private label and corporate gifts.
In her spear time, Mery travels to coffee producing countries to volunteer in educating women coffee
farmers about their coffees. She is also very involved in her own community (home) of Sacramento,
California as an active member of the American Leadership Forum, an organization with a mission to
unite boundary-crossing leaders from a diversity of sectors and serve the community by working
collaboratively to make significant positive contributions. She is also a mentor for the Rotary Club Youth
Incentive Program in Sacramento, California, a program that provides experiences to enhance the
understanding and appreciation of continued education and potential employment opportunities for
low income girls. Born and raised in Venezuela, she moved to the United States to go to college where
she decided to stay to raise her son and create a better life for herself. You can contact Mery via email:
mery@sednacoffee.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/merysantos

Details

Date:
August 28
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Piatti’s Ristorante in the Pavilions
571 Pavilions Ln
Sacramento, CA 95825 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
916-649-8885

Details

Date:
August 28
Time:
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Piatti’s Ristorante in the Pavilions
571 Pavilions Ln
Sacramento, CA 95825 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
916-649-8885