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Ethan Fogleman
 
Ethan Fogleman is nice. And funny. And really, really likes Phish. A lot.
Operations Manager
Durham
919.667.7777

Ethan Fogleman grew up in Graham, NC, in an awesome family – Mom was an educator, Dad was an engineer and general contractor, and brother was a genius – who instilled upon him the values of honesty, hard work, and respect for others. The grandson of a tobacco farmer, Ethan spent many summers on a fully working farm complete with all the vegetables and farm animals you'd expect to see. He saw first-hand how much work went into farming, and it was this experience that ultimately played a role in hooking him on coffee.

Fresh out of business school at North Carolina State University, and months after the passing of his grandfather, Ethan was exposed to the business of coffee and the plight of coffee farmers worldwide. He took a job with a local roaster and was on the ground in Mexico and Guatemala visiting coffee farms within months. He quickly realized his passion for coffee and embraced the role of sharing the farmers' story with others and finding buyers for their crop.

During college, Ethan worked as a bartender at the Warehouse in downtown Raleigh where he met his beautiful wife, Jessica – who is still waaay out of his league. They were married in 2005 and had a beautiful baby girl, Hayden, in 2008. After taking a job with Counter Culture Coffee in July of 2009, Ethan moved his family to Hillsborough, NC, where they now live. After nearly 11 years in the coffee industry, Ethan is still learning new things and developing his skills in preparation.
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