Samantha was born and raised in Southern California and can’t envision living anywhere else. She has enjoyed coffee from a young age, where a pot was said to be brewing at home all day long, you know back in the day when everyone still did that! Since that time she is now thankful for the invention of air pots! 😊 Twenty plus years later Samantha has found a deep love and passion for coffee and on the weekends is frequently found at her local coffee house.
Before coming to Vournas Coffee Trading she worked for Trader Joe’s, supervising various facets of branding and product merchandising, as well as managing wholesale vendor orders. The experience was a great segue to her home at Vournas Coffee, processing customer orders and making sure they get out on time. Additionally, Samantha coordinates many, many other moving parts critical to our operations and getting our specialty green coffees to where they need to be. Samantha is currently working towards a degree in cultural anthropology.
Favorite quote: “Don’t let the concept of change scare you as much as the prospect of remaining unhappy.”
Favorite coffee: FTO Mexico Oaxaca Zapoteca
One thing you’d be surprised to know about her: I love telling jokes!
What she likes to do for fun: hiking, camping, mountain biking, crochet, spending time with my family, friends and dog.