NASHVILLE, Tenn., U.S. — Mayorga Organics is happy to announce that Eduardo Choza has placed 4th among a field of 32 of the top specialty coffee roasters in the United States in the US Coffee Championships. The competition was held in Nashville, TN and was attended by hundreds of the top baristas, roasters, and coffee tasters.
As a finalist, Eduardo will move on to compete in the final round in Kansas City, Missouri in late March.
Martin Mayorga, founder of Mayorga Organics, went to Nashville to support Eduardo in this highly competitive field. Mayorga states, “Eduardo embodied the passion for representing our farmers, our Latino culture, and fellow staff and did so with a commitment to excellence. He believed in himself and took it upon himself to go head-to-head against some of the industry’s best. That’s the approach that has allowed us to build Mayorga into a nationally-recognized company that operates with a powerful purpose.”
In his presentation, Eduardo indicated that he was there to represent Mayorga’s farmers and staff as well as the underrepresented Latino community.
“It was a risky move to use my limited time to verbalize that the Latino community is underrepresented in the industry and in that very competition, but I believe in speaking my truth and that it my truth. We as minorities need to make our presence known in an industry built on the backs of farmers from our nations,” states Eduardo.
Mayorga Organics was founded by Guatemalan-born Martin Mayorga and operates with the purpose of alleviating systemic poverty through the direct trade or artisanal organic foods. They operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rockville, MD with plans to expand their manufacturing capacities in other U.S. cities in the near future.