Connecting the dots: from farm gate to sale priceDecember 16, 2019
We have just released our first origin transparency report from Rwanda. In the coming months we’ll release reports for all of our origins. These origin reports break down the FOB price and how it is distributed among the different players of the value chain in that country. There is a lot of information you need …
Planning = better coffee for lessNovember 26, 2019
It is my personal quest to ruin every coffee party by talking exclusively about purchase planning. Despite this, I feel that roasters still don’t fully get the concept or how valuable it can be to their businesses. Planning is one of those crucial things that’s much easier to talk about than to actually commit to …
Why Transparency Matters Part 5: Close Encounters with the C-PriceOctober 19, 2019
In our very early days we took a big risk, betting that a community of quality-minded roasters would value exceptional coffees from trustworthy and progressive producers, regardless of any movement of the C-market. Thankfully that community exists.
New warehouse 2019January 2, 2019
Our latest updates and information on new warehouse in Belgium and cooperation with Seabridge.
New services: Payment terms and financingOctober 9, 2017
Since we started Nordic Approach, we’ve tried to bring roasters along with us into the confusing and complicated world of sourcing green coffee. One of the most important but least-talked-about subjects is: $$$$$$$$$, in this case meaning financing. We have coffees landed in our warehouses available for purchase by any roaster, as little as 1 …
El Salvador update 2015April 16, 2015
After two tough years for El Salvador’s coffee industry, with leaf rust and record low harvests, this year is looking a bit better. When we visited our producing partners the Salaverrias (Jasal) and Gilberto Baraona (Los Pirineos) in February the farms were looking great, full of cherries in the higher altitudes. Quality is great and while volume isn’t huge, it is up from last year.