Ruta Maya Coffee Sponsors The Maya Meetings

Ruta Maya Coffee

We are proud to announce the wonderful news that Ruta Maya Coffee Company has once again offered its support for The Mesoamerica Center and the 2017 Maya Meetings! We have an impressive line-up of workshops and symposium talks, made possible by the endorsement of Ruta Maya Coffee. We are thankful for our Austin neighbors who brings us coffee from the lands of Mesoamerica, and support our Maya Meetings programs for scholarly and public audiences. 

Ruta Maya Coffee Company was founded in 1990 in Austin, Texas. Ruta Maya imports 100 percent organic Arabica coffee beans that are shade-grown by a cooperative of farmers in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico—the land of the ancient and modern Maya. The organization enables farmers to sustain and replenish the land for future generations while helping to promote conservation of natural resources. Ruta Maya also helps to identify, distinguish and empower the Mayan farmer as a strong economic force within the community.

"We are very proud to be involved with The Mesoamerica Center at The University of Texas at Austin and to participate in The Maya Meetings and Casa Herrera,” said Tim Sheehan, President of Ruta Maya Coffee. “We are excited about all the possibilities as well as the bridges to be built between the Mayan Farmer Coops and The Mesoamerica Center"

The Maya Meetings bring scholars and interested individuals together once a year to study and explore the richness of ancient Maya art, archaeology and writing. Participants enjoy lectures, forums and research workshops, many geared to the study and learning of ancient Maya hieroglyphs. Each year the meetings alternate between UT Austin and Casa Herrera, UT Austin’s academic and conference center in Antigua, Guatemala.

“The Maya Meetings and Ruta Maya Coffee are two Austin institutions with strong ties in the Maya world,” said David Stuart, director of The Mesoamerica center and the Linda and David Schele Chair in the Art and Writing of Mesoamerica. “It’s wonderful to have us working together to promote scholarship, learning and sustainability in the region.”

“We strive to make The Maya Meetings a place of dialogue, research and Mesoamerican knowledge. We are beyond excited about this upcoming conference and we look forward to seeing you in January.”