Women we admire in coffeeMarch 6, 2020
In honour of International Women’s Day this Sunday, we honour a few of the women we admire in our value chains. Natalia Brito Garcia, Brazil Natalia is the reason we buy coffee from Brazil. We didn’t source coffee from Brazil until we met her, now we buy all our Brazilian coffees through the specialty programme …
A Fresh Perspective on BrazilNovember 13, 2019
Rosimeire’s house was immaculate. Every surface gleamed and not a single item looked out of place. Her kitchen, where she served us coffee and cake, had all the modern appliances. This was not what I expected. I lived in Colombia for several years, and it is where I have the most origin experience. My recent …
Coffee competitions in originSeptember 9, 2019
Coffee competitions in origin: What are they, why are they important and how can you get involved? We run two annual competitions in origin, the Apas Cup in Brazil and the Tarqui Cup in Colombia. Each competition judges a selection of coffees from producers working in a particular region. The top lots earn significant premiums …
Brazil harvest update 2018 and effects of the C marketSeptember 25, 2018
We are excited about the Brazilian coffees we have coming in this year. We have a group of 6 producers, mostly small to medium and one larger in size that we are working with consistently and have agreed on fair prices that are not determined by the current market price. These producers are committed to …
Origin trip report from Brazil, 2017October 24, 2017
On my most recent trip to Brazil I visited the three main partners we are working with in Minas Gerais. Two of the coffees we work with are in Sul de Minas area of Minas Gerais, Jaguara and Diquinho. We also work with Augusto, in Mantiqueira. He is a 5th generation coffee farmer following in …
Our Brazilian coffees 2016February 8, 2016
I guess many are thinking of Brazil as an origin with huge mechanized farms selling relatively cheap coffees by the container. But this is really not the case.
2014 Wrap up – 2015 PREVIEWFebruary 16, 2015
We would like to take this opportunity to give you all a 2014 wrap up, and an update of what is going on in 2015.
Overall 2014 has been a great year for us at Nordic. Our coffees have tasted great and have been very well received in the market, many baristas have performed well in competitions with our coffees, and most importantly we have had a return of satisfied customers increasing their annual volumes with us.
Fazenda Ambiental FortalezaJanuary 31, 2014
We recently received a range of coffees from the Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF). This is a good mix of coffees from small to medium sized separated lots of different varietals and from different local municipalities. This is based on a concept where FAF is growing and processing their own coffee, while also running a coffee initiative to develop a great range of products from the neighboring farms. We think this is a unique concept for Brazil and the flavor profiles are really complex and interesting compared to many other Brazilians we have tasted.
A letter from Solange Pereira Dos Santos
After buying the coffee from Bela Vista the producer wrote us a letter for us to be able to better understand their philosophy and products. It’s translated from Portuguese to English by Felipe Groce, and posted as it is, including the pics, without any editing from our end.