From the Archives

In this 2012 interview, oral historian Anne Gessler speaks with Joe Lozano, roaster and owner, and Clay Roper, previous manager of Third Coast Coffee Roasting Company. Joe and Clay share perspectives on the Austin co-op scene of the 1970s and the growth of their importing collective, Cooperative Coffee.

“Coffee is like the food, it’s what we have in common. We learn about each other and our cultures, and the way we do things, and the things we believe, and how we handle the challenges we have. And I think that’s what, for me, it gives me pause to watch someone else live their life and make the decisions that they do, because sometimes it’s things that never would have occurred to me.” – Joe Lozano

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