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Armando Costa of Costa Café knows that you can find high-cupping specialty coffees in Brazil. He also understands that commodity coffee doesn’t always pay …

Ending “thin months” may require looking outside of the coffee industry. And more to the point, it may require building relationships with people outside …

The routine process goes something like this.  The producer or cooperative grows and processes green beans; the buyer exports and/or imports them; the roaster …

The Maracaturra: a hybrid* varietal, a cross of Maragogype and Caturra, that is common to Nicaragua. But in Apaneca, El Salvador, it’s growing on …

Emilio Lopez tells me that, in 2001, you would struggle to find micro mills in El Salvador. There were few small operations. But all …

Harvest time in El Salvador is November to February/March. It’s a cool, dry season perfect for the picking of coffee cherries. Yet this harvest …

Coffee prices have been falling at a worrying pace, but in November it looked like a dramatic reversal was on the cards. That was until …

What would happen if we reached out to low-income coffee producers and arranged for them to have the contacts, training, and information needed to …

Burundi: un país destrozado por conflictos civiles, incluyendo dos genocidios. Tiene uno de los ingresos per cápita más bajos del mundo, en donde el …

Micro Festival El Salvador is a one-of-a-kind event (if we do say so ourselves). A coffee festival in a producing country, it’s dedicated to …