Araceli Mendoza

First concert: Magneto (Mexican boy band)

Araceli began working at InterAmerican Coffee in 2016 as a trading assistant. She had always enjoyed coffee on a consumer level and would often venture out to find new local coffee spots. When she came across the opportunity to work in the coffee industry, she jumped at it. Since then, Araceli has learned a lot about specialty coffee. For the past two years, she has been assisting with entering sales contracts, releasing coffee, responding to sample requests and learned how to roast coffee. She is now in the process of transitioning to the Quality Control department full time and is very excited about this new role!

In her spare time, Araceli likes to go hiking, bake desserts, travel and explore new places in San Diego with her baby boy, husband and husky.


Profession you wanted to be when you were a kid: Teacher

Favorite company outing or event: Scavenger hunt around downtown San Diego.

Best coffee memory/favorite coffee experience: I was on a family trip in Oaxaca and we took a tour of a small, local coffee farm.  This was the first time I was able to see how coffee is grown.

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