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Our Story

Cultivating Coffee is a Family Tradition

Dávila Kafe is a family-owned coffee company founded by David J. Dávila and Gaïna Y. Dávila . David  and Gaïna come from a long line of coffee producers in Nicaragua and in Haiti.  We exist to bring you the best of Haitian and Nicaraguan coffee with a bold taste of culture. We’re building a creative community around coffee while providing a platform on which the stories of young entrepreneurs, aspiring and distinguished artists can be showcased.

The rich coffee heritage of Haiti and Nicaragua germinating with the artistic flavors of the Caribbean and Central America will leave you wanting more.  Share a cup, and join us as we continue to build a community where culture is valued, honest exchanges are celebrated and coffee is enjoyed by all.  

Davila Kafe At One

Davila Kafe At One

Meet The Team

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David J. Dávila

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David has a background in professional communications, English literature, and is a Fulbright Scholar. He's previously worked in Spain, Argentina, Bangladesh, and Barbados. He's a certified Q-Grader, and enjoys working with local producers in Nicaragua and Haiti, showcasing the very best of their culture, art, and community through kafe.


Gaïna Y. Dávila

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Gaïna is co-founder of Dávila Kafe and is a communications professional with a background in U.S. foreign policy. She has previously worked in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean. On her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, and telling stories that uplift the human spirit.


Randi Tate
Operations Manager

Randi is the Operations Manager at Dávila Kafe and is a teams, project coordinator and customer service specialist. Randi is a proud graduate of Howard University, and serves as the Vice President of Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) which builds relationships and increases civic engagement to empower and connect young adults in Philadelphia. 


Kathy LaTorre

Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

Kathy serves as the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) and has an extensive background in curating and delivering customer experiences via events and marketing campaigns. Kathy is an avid traveler, adventurous foodie, and voracious reader with a passion for social justice. In her spare time you can find her watching a classic movie, playing with her dog, Rumi, or serving in her community.


Lily Juhasz
Growth Research Lead

Lily is the growth research lead and has a background in business, marketing, communications, and sales. She is an economics major at Rutgers University and hopes to work in business development after she graduates. Lily loves to travel, spend time with friends, and fundraise for non-profits.

Daysi Silva Perez

Field Assistant

Daysi is a business professional. She has a background in philanthropy, and enjoys studying languages. Rich dark roasted coffee is her blend of choice. When she's not on the field she enjoys spending her time painting.

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