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Oaxaca: Truly Classic Coffees, An Endangered Species

April 24, 2023

Notes on Oaxaca coffees from Red Fox Mexico sourcing & sales lead Adam McClellan When we first started sourcing Oaxaca coffees, I felt that part of our efforts were to…

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Shipping Update

Staying the Course While Staying Agile: Q4 2022

September 23, 2022

As we enter the final quarter of the year, logistics issues & price volatility persist & staying the course while remaining agile is the name of the game. The story…

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News

Inzá: Our Colombia Origin

September 12, 2022

From Aleco Chigounis, Red Fox Co-Founder and Owner.  When I think back to the very beginning of Red Fox I think of Julia and I working out of my apartment…

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News

Complex Market Conditions & Great Coffee: Nariño 2022

September 12, 2022

As we head into fall, it’s that time: Colombia season. In times like these where Colombia brings extra complexity (more on that below), solid partnerships win. Our partnership with Nariño…

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News

Diving Back into Costa Rica

July 20, 2022

This piece comes directly from owner and co-founder Aleco Chigounis.  The first country I ever worked in and one in which I have deep roots, Costa Rica is singular in…

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Logistics

What Goes Into a Coffee’s Price?

May 26, 2022

As we move through a year of volatile, ultra-high C market prices shaking up global markets, we’ve seen occasions where roaster partners find coffees at lower prices than ours. We…

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Logistics

What Forward Booking Looks Like for Us in 2022

May 4, 2022

As a shockingly volatile C market, local labor shortages, climate change, and high costs of business from the farm level up combine to roil global coffee markets, forward booking has…

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Sourcing

On Naturals & a Sense of Place

February 1, 2022

From Aleco Chigounis, Co-Founder & CEO Naturally processed coffees, or sundried process as they’re known in Ethiopia, are enigmatic fodder for conversation in the coffee industry. Every coffee professional has…

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Sourcing

Higher Base Rates, Flatter Pay Structures: How Pangoa & Ocumal Are Doing Things Different

September 14, 2021

  Published 09/14/2021 Tailoring Payment Structures to the Needs of a Group As we’ve discussed in pretty much every one of our previous pieces about paying for coffee, different groups…

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