Thu, 25 September 2014
Dan Cox, owner and President of Coffee Enterprises, talks to Kristin about how learning racquetball leads to meeting someone that takes him on a coffee journey. A journey which will go around the world, and he will become one of the foremost authorities on coffee. Dan has been an expert speaker on coffee for Fox, ABC, NPR, and many other stages sharing his knowledge of coffee. The journey will lead him to be part of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters which was on the forefront of high-end coffee production, and then, to open Coffee Enterprises consulting on the coffee business. But, this is not by any means the end. As Dan continues his foray into the java world, he is pushed into coffee extracts by Ben & Jerry of ice cream fame. And, on one trip to connect Ben & Jerry's with the coffee growers directly, Dan takes the family friend who taught him how to play racquetball and opens his eyes to the problem of cervical cancer amongst the population of coffee producers. Dan, with a gentle push from Dr. Francis Fote, starts Grounds for Health which helps supply the testing materials needed to identify cervical cancer which is one of the easiest forms of cancer to cure and plagued this community of coffee farmers. Hear the whole story. Listen to how these random moments and interactions lead Dan to an amazing life, stunning possibilities, and the lives ever changed by Dan trusting the random.