Stockton Graham & Co. CEO Vojta to Speak at 3rd Annual Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention


Jeff Vojta, Co-Founder and CEO of Stockton Graham & Co. has been invited to speak at the 3rd Annual Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention in Dubai, UAE. As an expert in the specialty coffee industry, Vojta will discuss the effect of economic trends on American coffee shops, the growth of the coffee industry in the Middle East and business growth strategies with representatives of the coffee and tea industries from around the world. This is Vojta’s second year at the conference.

The speakers and events facilitated at the Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention are aimed at building a strong foundation in specialty coffee around the world. Defining standards, introducing new techniques and sharing experience with business owners in Dubai will help promote the specialty coffee industry in a part of the world where specialty coffee has not had a presence in the past. New markets are emerging as our world economy shifts, and the demand for higher quality is on the rise.

“I feel tremendously honored to have another opportunity to speak at the Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention,” said Vojta. “After having spoken once before in Dubai, I see the opportunity to build on interactions and relationships that were formed there. It is wonderful to see the specialty coffee industry grow internationally. This sort of trend indicates that the specialty coffee industry will continue to have a presence for years to come.”

The Middle East Coffee & Tea Convention successfully integrates all aspects of coffee and tea under one roof and features the best equipment, services and products from regional and international producers and suppliers. The event will deliver the world’s most progressive coffee and tea products and services to the region and provide exhibitors the exposure they need to generate qualified leads and develop long-term relationships. For more information, visit the event website or send an e-mail to info[at]icedvb.[com].

For additional information or to place an order, please contact one of our customer care associates at (800) 835-5943.

Reid Jackson
Stockton Graham & Co.

Jeff's presentation at the Specialty Coffee Conference in Dubai

Here are some photo’s from Stockton Graham’s Jeff Vojta presenting at the Specialty Coffee Conference in Dubai:

Jeff presenting in Dubai, UAE

Stockon Graham & Co. CEO Jeff Vojta presenting to the audience



Burja al Arab Hotel in Dubai

Burja al Arab Hotel in Dubai


Thom Swain @ Ski Dubai

Stockton Graham Sales Rep Thom Swain at Ski Dubai in the Dubai Mall

Atlantis at the Palm

The famous Atlantis Palm located on the Palm Island in Dubai

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.

Day 1 & 2 from the Specialty Coffee & Tea Conference in Dubai

Sunday 11:30 pm UAE time.  Arrived in Dubai and checked into hotel. 

Monday Morning.  Talking to several SCAA and coffee friends.  Great excitement over the first Mideast Specialty Coffee Conference.

Toured Dubai on Monday with Thom Swain of Stockton Graham & Co.  and Aaron Kiel editor for the SCAA Coffee Chronicle.  Saw the tallest building in the world  Burj Dubai, (due to  open in Jan 2010).  156 stories 2600 feet tall.  An incredible water fountain show at the 50 acre lake around the building and the Dubai Mall. The largest in the mideast.  Tried some Turkish coffee (very strong) and checked out other coffee shops around Dubai.

All the big chains from the US, UK and Canada are present.  Also several local chains and lots of espresso at other places. We saw  the 7 star hotel, the Atlantis Hotel at the tip of the Palm and many other sites, including local shopping, eating and neighborhoods.

Tomorrow is the first day of the conference. Pictures to follow as I can download and size to email. More later!


Jeff Vojta
CEO & Co-Founder
Stockton Graham & Co.