Nancy N. Haynes, President/CEO
“My pivotal coffee moment, the experience which made me realize I wanted to be a coffee professional, was my first cupping at Royal Coffee, in 2004, where I could see how everything I’d learned in the fine wine business fit into everything I was learning about the specialty coffee world
In my years at the Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company, I see that sharing coffee can create community. The coffee business, from growers to importers to roasters to retailers, is populated by committed families, who pass on their passion for the product.
At The Roasting Company, we are distinctive because we are on our second generation of family participation, with a third coming along, and because all of us look forward to coming to work in the morning and, especially, to our first cups of coffee in the morning!”
Nancy was born in Palo Alto, California. She grew up in San Carlos and graduated from Mills College with a degree in American History. Nancy is a busy wife, mother, grandmother, razor scooter enthusiast, navigator for her husband’s plane and an avid bridge and Scrabble player. She has been very active in the community, serving or having served on the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce Governmental Relations Committee, the St. Helena Public Library Board, the American Red Cross Board. Nancy has also been a volunteer in the St. Helena public schools and she’s also assisted in fundraising for the San Francisco Symphony and the Oakland Symphony.
In the kitchen, she’s known for her maple pumpkin pots de crème at Thanksgiving. On her radar is returning to Paris, one of her favorite places in the world.
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