Katz Coffee: The Official Coffee of UHAA and Proud Team UHAA Partner

Born and raised in Houston, Katz Coffee is a success story that personifies the drive, determination and limitless energy synonymous with its founder, proud University of Houston alumnus, Avi Katz (’97). A self-proclaimed lifetime coffee connoisseur, Katz had always dreamed of his own coffee line. The journey was anything but simple, but his determination never waned.

Passion met opportunity when Katz arrived at the University of Houston following three years in Baton Rouge at LSU.

“The Hilton College,” said Katz, “changed my life. It educated me on the facets of entrepreneurship and what it takes to convert dreams into a successful enterprise.

“Most importantly,” Katz continued, “it offered relationships that I still rely on today. The friendships forged at UH are the foundation of Katz Coffee. For that, I will forever be indebted to my alma mater.”

“This new sponsorship pays tribute to common values, a shared standard of excellence and a collective commitment to the rise of UH as a Top 50 national, comprehensive public research university,” said John Gladchuk, chief advancement officer of corporate sponsorships and scholarships. “It also reflects a concerted effort to celebrate Houston alumni who are using their UH education to truly impact the world.”

“Katz Coffee is a Cougar brand, a product of a University of Houston education and a reflection of what makes the University of Houston so special. That is something I am very proud of, and I hope my fellow alumni are too,” said Katz.

“Katz Coffee is one of the fastest-growing coffee companies in the country, and, given the nation’s expanding coffee landscape, that is saying a lot,” said Gladchuk. “It is our honor to recognize Katz Coffee as the official coffee of the University of Houston Alumni Association and a proud Team UHAA partner.”

To celebrate the Cougar spirit, Katz Coffee is debuting its UH Alumni specialty blends. Check it out here.