Coffee & International Trade:

A Caffeinated Link Between

New Orleans & Honduras

Join us for a discussion with David Yancey of New Orleans based Westfeldt Brothers Coffee,

and Jose Mendoza, founder of Cafe de mi Pueblo in Honduras. 

February 25, 2021

6:00 PM CST


David Yancey has spent the past five years as a green coffee trader with Westfeldt Brothers, Inc., the oldest continuously operating coffee importer in the country. He proudly hails from Shreveport, and has spent most of his 33 years here in Louisiana. David attended Washington and Lee University for his undergraduate studies, and received an MBA from Tulane Business school. His work in agriculture as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay spawned his interest in international trade with a passion for advocating for farmers.


Jose Mendoza founded Cafe de mi Pueblo in 2016, a network of over 1500 small Honduran coffee farmers. He was born in Honduras, and lives there until he was 16 when he moved to the US to further his education. With a focus on supporting small farmers and workers, Jose continues to source Honduran coffee for several importers, including Westfeldt Brothers.


This event is free and open to the public.

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