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Coffee Profile: Hunapu

Farm: Small Producers Trademark(s): Genuine Antigua Hunapu   Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800      Farm size (ha): N/A   Wet/dry mill: Bella Vista Average Prod (46kg) green: 615.38 Coffee varieties: Caturra, Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner: Various Farm Managed by: Various  Harvest season: November

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Coffee Profile: Hunapu

Farm: Small Producers Trademark(s): Genuine Antigua Hunapu   Region: Antigua        Altitude (masl): 1500-1800      Farm size (ha): N/A   Wet/dry mill: Bella Vista Average Prod (46kg) green: 615.38 Coffee varieties: Caturra, Bourbon            Shade: Gravilea          Owner: Various Farm Managed by: Various  Harvest season: November

the Morenos at their El Filo farm in El Cedral, Santa Barbara, Honduras

CCS at London Coffee Week

Collaborative Coffee Source 2014 NEW HARVEST presentation After extensive sourcing travels to origins throughout the winter we have been making recent presentations of our findings to discerning coffee roasting communities in Russia, France, Germany, USA/NYC, Norway and Sweden. Now CCS

the Morenos at their El Filo farm in El Cedral, Santa Barbara, Honduras

CCS at London Coffee Week

Collaborative Coffee Source 2014 NEW HARVEST presentation After extensive sourcing travels to origins throughout the winter we have been making recent presentations of our findings to discerning coffee roasting communities in Russia, France, Germany, USA/NYC, Norway and Sweden. Now CCS

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Roaster Profile: Belleville Brulerie

Name: Belleville Brulerie People: Thomas Lehoux, Anseleme Blayney & David Nigel Flynn Location: Paris, France Services: Roasting, retail and wholesale sales Equipment: Giesen W15 Opening Date: September 2013             About Thomas, Anseleme and David have been

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Roaster Profile: Belleville Brulerie

Name: Belleville Brulerie People: Thomas Lehoux, Anseleme Blayney & David Nigel Flynn Location: Paris, France Services: Roasting, retail and wholesale sales Equipment: Giesen W15 Opening Date: September 2013             About Thomas, Anseleme and David have been

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CCS Report from AFCA 2014: The Potato Defect

For anyone who has worked with coffee from the Great Lakes region—Burundi, Rwanda, D.R. Congo—the so-called “potato defect” has been the source of much frustration. The vast majority of cherry producers within this region are smallholders reliant on receiving premium

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CCS Report from AFCA 2014: The Potato Defect

For anyone who has worked with coffee from the Great Lakes region—Burundi, Rwanda, D.R. Congo—the so-called “potato defect” has been the source of much frustration. The vast majority of cherry producers within this region are smallholders reliant on receiving premium

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The King is in Trouble

  This post provides the backdrop for the previous post and my recent visit to Kenya where I was cupping and choosing the Collaborative Coffee Source’s lots from the recent harvest. My visit was affected by the current situation in

Kenya King post

The King is in Trouble

  This post provides the backdrop for the previous post and my recent visit to Kenya where I was cupping and choosing the Collaborative Coffee Source’s lots from the recent harvest. My visit was affected by the current situation in

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Kenya is King

Imagine: The Royal Couple of Coffee If Ethiopia is the Queen of Coffee, then Kenya is the King.  What a couple! While she is slender and graceful, with floral elegance and contoured acidity, he is more heavy bodied yet dandy:

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Kenya is King

Imagine: The Royal Couple of Coffee If Ethiopia is the Queen of Coffee, then Kenya is the King.  What a couple! While she is slender and graceful, with floral elegance and contoured acidity, he is more heavy bodied yet dandy:

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CCS Report from AFCA 2014: Robusta on the Rise

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference two weeks ago in Bujumbura, Burundi. This report is the second in a series about this conference. Read the intro report here. Working at CCS, which searches for and sources the highest quality coffees in

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CCS Report from AFCA 2014: Robusta on the Rise

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference two weeks ago in Bujumbura, Burundi. This report is the second in a series about this conference. Read the intro report here. Working at CCS, which searches for and sources the highest quality coffees in

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CCS Report: African Fine Coffees Association Conference 2014

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference last week. AFCA was founded in 2000 and aims to be, “a regional non profit, non political, member-driven association representing coffee sectors in 11 member countries namely Burundi, D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda,

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CCS Report: African Fine Coffees Association Conference 2014

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference last week. AFCA was founded in 2000 and aims to be, “a regional non profit, non political, member-driven association representing coffee sectors in 11 member countries namely Burundi, D.R. Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda,

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Early-Harvest Visit to Honduras, January 2014

It has been misty, sometimes rainy and quite cold. The sky is white and Yojoa Lake has been hidden under a cottony layer of fog for days. Despite the weather, the place remains just as beautiful. Welcome to Santa Barbara.

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Early-Harvest Visit to Honduras, January 2014

It has been misty, sometimes rainy and quite cold. The sky is white and Yojoa Lake has been hidden under a cottony layer of fog for days. Despite the weather, the place remains just as beautiful. Welcome to Santa Barbara.

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Factory Profile: Kiwamururu

Name: Kiwamururu Factory Affiliated to: Rumukia Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Nyeri Location: Gakindu Sub-location: Njiru-ini Nearest Town/Centre: Mukurwe-ini Altitude (masl): 1500 Producers: 705 Average Number of Trees per Farmer: 250 Average Annual Production (kg): 241 591 Drying

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Factory Profile: Kiwamururu

Name: Kiwamururu Factory Affiliated to: Rumukia Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) Province: Central District: Nyeri Location: Gakindu Sub-location: Njiru-ini Nearest Town/Centre: Mukurwe-ini Altitude (masl): 1500 Producers: 705 Average Number of Trees per Farmer: 250 Average Annual Production (kg): 241 591 Drying