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Starting a direct trade relationship isn’t easy: you have to find a potential partner, organise farm visits, build trust, and more. It requires a …

In 2015, the historically violence-ridden Tolima, Colombia held a specialty coffee auction. For producers, it was a wonderful opportunity: one to raise the profiles …

What is it that makes specialty coffee so special? We know it’s much better quality than commercial-grade beans, but why? Is it picked off …

Last time in Weekly Extraction, we talked about the approximate cost of planting a manzana of coffee (7,000 sq m). This week we’re going …

It was 1920 in the small town of Jerico, Colombia, when my grandfather, Gilberto Velasquez, made the decision to leave behind his family and …