Products from a local cold-brew coffee company will be available on campus thanks to a new supplier diversity program focused on Grand Valley alumni entrepreneurs.
Soldadera Coffee, owned by siblings Mario Rodriguez-Garcia and Gabriela Rodriguez-Garcia, made its debut on campus October 6 during a tasting session in Kirkhof Center.
Mario Rodriguez-Garcia, who earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2016, described their products as coffee-tea fusion that is unique to the coffee drink market.
"A few years ago, I made a trip back to Mexico and had my grandmother's coffee," he said. "That solidified it. I came back and said, 'Let's figure this out, how to make a cold brew.' So, we started mixing recipes."