Josh Burdett

Random fact: After college, I rode my bicycle from Providence, RI, to Half Moon Bay, CA (4,227 miles).

Josh’s career in the coffee industry began in 2010 as a summer intern for the InterAmerican Houston office.  After graduating from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Business, he joined InterAmerican’s Houston team full time. His current list of duties includes risk management, purchasing, sales, inventory management and QC, among others. He has been managing the Trading desk in Houston since 2016 and the Houston office since 2019.

When he’s not working, Josh enjoys drinking coffee, traveling, climbing, skiing, playing guitar, playing and watching golf, watching KU basketball and hanging out with his awesome wife, Kristin. Josh loves the specialty coffee industry and thoroughly enjoys being part of a supply chain that connects the world.  

Best place you ever went on a business trip: 
Kenya in 2017 was pretty epic.

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

Favorite company outing or event: The Houston office’s annual pool party is always a great time.

Best coffee memory/favorite coffee experience: Honestly, I really enjoy the day-to-day.  It can be a grind and is often stressful, but the people I work with are genuinely incredible people and they make it all worthwhile.

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