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Green coffee purchasing and menu planning have always been challenging, but the last few years have been a whole different game: tumultuous and volatile, requiring an unprecedented balancing act of…

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Agaro, Ethiopia Coming in Hot 2024

February 28, 2024

After weeks in Ethiopia cupping and making commitments, we’re kicking off the Ethiopia hype with Agaro. Our oldest relationship in Ethiopia and one of our oldest in the world, Agaro…

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New Challenges, Top Quality in Kenya 2024

February 21, 2024

After several weeks on the ground in Kenya meeting with partners, cupping, and making commitments, we’re back in the states and feeling on solid ground despite the novel complexity we’re…

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New Logistical Shocks Plus More Great Coffee on the Horizon: Q1 2024

January 17, 2024

Welcome to Q1 of 2024. As we bring in the last of our Peru & launch into Ethiopia, Mexico, & Kenya seasons, we also see logistical shocks due to both…

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Agaro’s Long Bloom: Labtime with Joel

November 1, 2023

Coffee is a living plant, and like other living things, it has an innate life cycle. We’ve talked about age in coffee before—what causes coffee to age, what age tastes…

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Welcome (Back) to Bolivia

October 19, 2023

If you’ve known us for long, you know our Bolivia roots run deep: over 15 years deep, to be exact. It’s an origin we’ve bought from in the past (the…

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The New Normal: Q4 2023

October 3, 2023

Here we are in the final quarter of 2023, & things are looking relatively stable for a change—or at least as close as we’ve gotten in a few years. On…

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Cajamarca, Then & Now

September 27, 2023

Cajamarca in Northern Peru has been a part of our work since 2017. Much more easily accessible than many regions in which we work, the area offers clear quality and…

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Conservation & Quality in Amazonas

September 27, 2023

We’ve been working in Amazonas in Northern Peru since 2015, and the raw quality potential has always been through the roof. With careful attention to detail over the years from…

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Inzá Harvest Update 2023

September 14, 2023

Inzá harvest is in full swing. After weeks on the ground cupping coffee, talking to producers, and making commitments, we’re getting ready to ship a stellar slate of coffees out…

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