Harvest and purchase update from KenyaMarch 12, 2018
Writing this while sitting in a car on my way to Nyeri and Kirinyaga. After some days with loads of cupping we’ll be visiting Kamwangi and Gathaiti among other places.. Hopefully we can find a way to build in some more value to our relationships there. I am here with Kaya and Alena from Nordic …
Juan Saldarriaga and Tierra de CafeMarch 5, 2018
We have the last few years been involved in a project with a producer in Antioquia that’s been having such a great progress and development with his coffees and quality. It’s about great washed coffees of different cultivars, but also naturals dried in an innovative way. But most of all it’s just great to work …
From Addis, with loveFebruary 19, 2018
From being here almost one month now, I am actually starting to get a hang of this place. But for those of you who do not know Ethiopia, I have listed my favourite fun facts about Ethiopia below. Over 80 languages are spoken in this country. The most widely spoken local languages are Oromo, Amharic, …
Creating a brand new conference concept in originJanuary 16, 2018
We’re now under one month away from our first ever conference in origin. Of course it’s not really a conference. First of all, the audience is limited to 30 tickets, so it will feel cosy. Everyone will have time to ask questions, and form long lasting relationships with famers, producers and other participants. Everyone will …
My First Origin Trip to ColombiaAugust 2, 2017
Neiva, Colombia – I was practically stumbling out of the plane. It was only a 40-minute long plane ride but I swear (and I don’t believe I am exaggerating when I say) it was one of the biggest teases of my life. You see, that previous night I got into Bogotá around 1:00 a.m. (thanks …
Get to Know Our Fresh Crop Costa Ricans with MarianelaMay 30, 2017
Our fresh crop Costa Ricans have landed in our warehouse in New Jersey. 🙌 Whether you are looking for honeys that pop or a Geisha that stuns, we got you covered. We all know there’s a lot to love about Costa Rica. Whether it’s the lush mountains from a picture or the promise of adventure in a tourism catalog, we already feel close ties to this coffee origin. We may even have been fortunate enough to experience these things first hand.
First shipment of current crop Ethiopia has arrived!April 12, 2017
we have an established office and lab space that has been fully operational throughout this season, this has given us an ability to function on a much broader scale in our efforts to find coffees that are cupping great and show a good range of what can be produced in Ethiopia. It has also facilitated building relationships with new suppliers and stronger relationships with our existing partners.
Kenya 2017 PreviewApril 3, 2017
Kenyan coffees are important to us, and we love both the big classic fruit profiles as well as the subtle, herbal-like Kenyans. It has taken a little more cupping work this year to find the kind of coffees we love Kenya for and we realise they are expensive, we have been extra careful to only buy coffees that at the time we cupped them for purchase were tasting outstanding!
We love the java jive – our new origin: IndonesiaMarch 6, 2017
We just started selling coffee from Indonesia, and wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about the project. This story has everything, an underdog entrepreneur trying to win over the villagers, fighting climate change, building communities, and of course, delicious coffee for you.
Preview of the 2017 harvest in Costa RicaDecember 29, 2016
Last year was a pretty productive harvest for Costa Rica. In the history of the country there hadn’t been so much volume like the 2015-2016 harvest. Which was good but at the same time tough for farmers to sell their coffees because of the high offer in the market. Despite the harvest was massive for Costa Rica, the good quality was there and I found great coffees among a small group of 6 farmers, with whom we decided to start to work for many years.