RGC Coffee Expands in Latin America

New subsidiary RGC Americas, based in Colombia, will enhance RGC’s
depth at origin.

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#cafe–RGC Coffee Inc. (RGC), a worldwide supplier of green coffee http://www.rgccoffee.com/origins.html,
is proud to announce its new subsidiary, RGC Americas. Based in Bogota,
Colombia, RGC Americas will oversee quality, market intelligence and
sustainability programs. Colombian based industry experts Steven Diaz
and Angela Pelaez have been hired respectively as General Manager and
Sustainability Manager.

“We are very proud to expand our operations in Latin America” says Ron
Gabbay, RGC Coffee’s President. “Having Mr. Diaz and Mrs. Pelaez shows
the serious approach RGC is taking towards quality and relationship
projects. Both individuals will be based in Bogota and they’ll travel
throughout Latin America to oversee operations and relationships with
suppliers.”

Steven Diaz is an agricultural specialist with 28 years of experience in
the Colombian coffee industry. In 1989, Steven worked with the FNC as a
regional quality control chief. In 1998, Steven joined Expocafe, where
he became Commercial and Quality Director. Steven served on the SCAA’s
Technical Standards Committee from 2004 to 2014 where he co-authored the
SCAA’s Arabica Green Coffee Manual. He is a certified “Q” Arabica grader
and has certified SCA CQI “Q” labs around the world.

Angela Pelaez is a third generation Colombian coffee producer. She began
her coffee career in 1998 with the FNC. In 2002, Angela was appointed
General Manager of Almacafe Pereira. In 2011, she joined Expocafe as
Sustainability Director. Angela is a member of the SCA Sustainability
Council and the UTZ Coffee Product Advisory Council.

RGC is an industry leader in quality and sustainability, partnering with
large, medium and small coffee roasters. Opening the new subsidiary will
allow RGC to meet future demands of coffee roasters who have mandated
greater accountability and focus on quality.

About RGC Coffee Inc.
RGC Coffee Inc. is a privately held
corporation based in Montreal, Canada and is a leading North American
importer of green coffee. Founded by Ron Gabbay, a 50 year veteran of
the coffee industry and second generation green coffee trader, the
company focuses on the premium and specialty coffee markets and offers
roasters in-depth and independent expertise. To learn more about RGC,
please visit www.rgccoffee.com


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