Co-founder & Business Development


  • Favorite Castaway Coffee: Oak & Eden Bourbon Infused Coffee
  • Guilty Pleasure: Vanilla Latte
  • First Coffee: 7:00 am
  • Cream and Sugar: Yes/No
  • Last Coffee: 2:30pm (Café Cubano time!)

At a young age, Felipe’s parents instilled in him the love and passion for the ocean. He would go out every weekend to fish and enjoy the sea. At age 13 he became a certified diver. His love for the ocean and diving continued, as he kept taking scuba courses including Divemaster, Technical Diver, and many more. During high school and college he worked at a dive shop making trips to different national marine sanctuaries. After earning his law degree, Felipe joined his family’s packaging business. It was there he fostered his relationships in the world of coffee. He quickly became passionate about good coffee and became a president of the Southern Coffee Association. Today, Felipe focuses on his conservation efforts through Castaway Coffee and as a member of the Board of the Consortium for Waste Circularity.