COFFEE PRODUCER INTERVIEWS – BRAZIL CROP 20/21

COFFEE PRODUCER INTERVIEWS – BRAZIL CROP 20/21

We interviewed three coffee representatives from the main Brazilian coffee regions we work with: Mogiana, South of Minas and Cerrado Below you can read some insights they have about their regions, what to expect for 20/21 crop and how has COVID-19 affected harvest so...
DRINK SPECIALTY COFFEE AT HOME

DRINK SPECIALTY COFFEE AT HOME

We have created a simple guide of the best home brew methods.   The aim of the guide’s simplicity is to reach people wanting to start exploring the specialty coffee World 🙂 You will see that with really practical tips you can make a very nice cup of coffee at...
ETHIOPIA ORIGIN TRIP 2020

ETHIOPIA ORIGIN TRIP 2020

We begin our journey at dawn in Addis Abba, set off 400 km south to the Guji zone to visit two Woredas (districts) where some washing stations we source coffee from are located. As we drive towards the Great Rift Valley, recent investment is evident in the surrounding...
COFFEE PRICE CRISIS

COFFEE PRICE CRISIS

Tough, hard realities have to be addressed in coffee producing countries to retain origin diversity. Coffee growers must make money to ensure the diversification of supply. To increase coffee prices alone may not be enough in many countries. My experience in most...
ETHIOPIA – TRACEABILITY

ETHIOPIA – TRACEABILITY

Among the producing countries, Ethiopia holds a very special place in the hearts of specialty coffee enthusiasts; not only because it is the birthplace of arabica coffee, but also because of the great variety of flavour profiles of its coffees. Usually having florals,...
COFFEE PROCESSING

COFFEE PROCESSING

Many factors affect coffee quality, such as growing conditions, harvesting and processing. The three major processing methods are: NATURALS A natural processing means that after the coffee cherries are picked, they are dried as they are, without removing skin or...