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A Shout Out To Mike

Vournas Coffee Trading Co-Founder, Michael Vournas

This month instead of doing my Part II of my recent Guatemala trip, I decided instead to pay tribute to one of the greats that I have lost in my life and someone who contributed so much to the coffee world, my brother, Mike.

Brother, Friend and Partner

September 12 of this year will mark the loss of my brother, friend and partner, Mike Vournas. Five years have passed. Poof, just like that! Well, like I always say good memories are what we take forward in life, and boy did Mike gives us some to remember. Mike loved the coffee business and would marvel at just how difficult it is to make a perfect cup of coffee. At Vournas Coffee Trading we have, and always will remain true to our roots—which are quality, service and good friendship.

Mike used to enjoy this quote by Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit”. In life and as a company we still follow this mantra. Now Mike, if you can put a good word into the Big Man upstairs and get the Trojans to win another national championship this year, that would be great!

Great health and great coffee to you all!

All The Best!


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