About Us

Originally founded by coffee-deprived college students, Eat Your Coffee is on a mission to help people get energized and get more done with naturally-caffeinated snacks made with real, ethically-sourced ingredients. Every Eat Your Coffee Bar is caffeinated with a full cup of Fair Trade coffee and made with real foods so you can feel good with every energizing bite.

Our Farmers + Our Coffee

We use only Fair Trade coffee beans which means we pay farmers fair wages for every coffee bean we source. From bean to bar, we believe in supporting the farming communities that make Eat Your Coffee possible.

Our Farmers + Our Coffee
Our Farmers + Our Coffee

Our Team

We’re small, but energized. Get to know us!
Johnny Fayad Johnny Fayad _ Eat Your Coffee CEO

Johnny Fayad

CEO and Co-Founder

Johnny’s an LA native and Eagle Scout who can’t get enough of Parks and Rec, Lebanese food, and pour-over coffee (when he isn’t eating his coffee of course).

Ali Kothari Ali Kothari _ Eat Your Coffee COO

Ali Kothari

COO and Co-Founder

Apart from being an avid world traveler, Ali is a self-proclaimed master of ping-pong who eats weird food like strawberry cream cheese, eggs, and turkey bacon on a blueberry bagel.

Joseph DiBennedetto

Joseph DiBennedetto

General Manager

Joe is a proud father of 3 and a lifetime Notre Dame fan! When he’s not working or watching sports, you’ll find him outside working around his home (or washing his truck). He brings 29 years of professional experience in the natural food space.  He values the people he works with and believes that fun is integral to a happy and successful team.

Allen Meringolo

Allen Meringolo

Sales Manager

Allen believes in the tried and true adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” When not running his cholesterol up to unhealthy levels, you might find Allen listening to an NPR podcast or writing self-important & overly verbose Facebook posts.

Meghan Kotz Meghan Kotz _ Eat Your Coffee Content and Design Manager

Meghan Kotz

Content & Design Manager

Not only is Meghan a very proud mom, she is also a not-so-professional handy-woman (she can fix anything with super glue). In her free time (if she has any), you might catch her playing soccer or doing something outside.

Lauren Geary Lauren Geary

Lauren Geary

Operation Intern

A look inside Lauren’s backpack will tell you everything you need to know - she loves books (you’ll always find 2+ novels weighing her down) and she’s resilient (all that hexagonal graph paper for Organic Chemistry, a wicked tough class).

Annie Judd

Annie Judd

Graphic Design Intern

Annie is a senior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities majoring in Graphic Design. Aside from that, she is a lover of creativity and all things Pinterest, Harry Potter (#gryffindor), killer typefaces, peach tea, flower bunches, cute sneakers, and football.

Andrew

Andrew

Sales Intern

As one of about four people in Boston who doesn't drink Dunkin', Andrew is considered a coffee snob to most. He constantly contemplates dropping everything to live the van life with nothing but his vinyl records and a french press; but then he remembers that he has to pay for the coffee beans one way or another and goes back to the office.

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