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Kenya: The Backward Rise of the Small Estate Farm

Connecting quality coffee with specific farms and their owners has become the specialty coffee norm, which emphasizes cup score, long-term relationships, and transparency. This bodes well for smallholders and roasters alike, as these expectations point to an evolving market; one

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Kenya: The Backward Rise of the Small Estate Farm

Connecting quality coffee with specific farms and their owners has become the specialty coffee norm, which emphasizes cup score, long-term relationships, and transparency. This bodes well for smallholders and roasters alike, as these expectations point to an evolving market; one

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Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

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Situation in Ethiopia

Over the last nine months, there have been waves of protest and unrest occurring in the Oromia region, which has led us to cancel our planned trip to Ethiopia in the coming weeks. Amidst the protests and subsequent killings, we

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Farm Profile: El Pilar

Region: San Juan Sacatepéquez Average altitude: 1520-1920 msnm Coffee area size: 90 hectares Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí Shade: mixed Owner: Juan Carlos Chen Managed by: Juan Carlos Chen Harvest season: January- March (Peak: last days of February and the

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Farm Profile: El Pilar

Region: San Juan Sacatepéquez Average altitude: 1520-1920 msnm Coffee area size: 90 hectares Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí Shade: mixed Owner: Juan Carlos Chen Managed by: Juan Carlos Chen Harvest season: January- March (Peak: last days of February and the

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Farm Profile: La Florida

Region: Patzun Chimaltenango Average altitude: 1805 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Florida Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuaí, Pache Shade: Native trees, Gravileas, Ingas Owner: Rodolfo Benavente Managed by: Víctor Hugo Juárez Harvest season:

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Farm Profile: La Florida

Region: Patzun Chimaltenango Average altitude: 1805 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Florida Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuaí, Pache Shade: Native trees, Gravileas, Ingas Owner: Rodolfo Benavente Managed by: Víctor Hugo Juárez Harvest season:

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Farm Profile: Chuito

Region: Antigua Altitude (masl): 1500-1900 Farm size (ha): 44 Wet/Dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchí Shade: Gravilea Owned and Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December- April (Peak: last days of January and the beginning

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Farm Profile: Chuito

Region: Antigua Altitude (masl): 1500-1900 Farm size (ha): 44 Wet/Dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchí Shade: Gravilea Owned and Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December- April (Peak: last days of January and the beginning

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Farm Profile: La Soledad

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra Shade: Gravilea Owner: Lucía Zelaya (LP’s cousing) Managed by: Rony Asensio (Lucía’s Husband) Harvest season: January- April (Peak:

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Farm Profile: La Soledad

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600 masl Farm size: 21 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra Shade: Gravilea Owner: Lucía Zelaya (LP’s cousing) Managed by: Rony Asensio (Lucía’s Husband) Harvest season: January- April (Peak:

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Farm Profile: San Juan

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600-1800 msnm Farm size: 28 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Gravillea Owners: Elizabeth Hegel de Figuera & Eduardo Figueroa Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora Harvest

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Farm Profile: San Juan

Region: Antigua Average altitude: 1600-1800 msnm Farm size: 28 hectares Wet mill: Bella Vista Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Gravillea Owners: Elizabeth Hegel de Figuera & Eduardo Figueroa Managed by: Luis Pedro Zelaya Zamora Harvest

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Coffee Profile: San Jacinto

Region: San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango Average altitude: 1675 masl Farm size: 2.6 hectares Wet mill: Small producers Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Tequisik, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Native trees, fruit trees, Ingas Owner: Small producers Managed by: Small producers

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Coffee Profile: San Jacinto

Region: San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango Average altitude: 1675 masl Farm size: 2.6 hectares Wet mill: Small producers Dry mill: Bella Vista Coffee Varieties: Bourbon, Tequisik, Caturra, Villasarchí Shade: Native trees, fruit trees, Ingas Owner: Small producers Managed by: Small producers

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Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Producer: Dario Hernandez Farm size (ha): 6.65        Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1600-1700 Wet & dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon Shade: Mixed                  Harvest season: December – April About Dario Hernandez  Mr. Darío Hernández is a small producer from the

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Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Producer: Dario Hernandez Farm size (ha): 6.65        Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1600-1700 Wet & dry mill: Bella Vista Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon Shade: Mixed                  Harvest season: December – April About Dario Hernandez  Mr. Darío Hernández is a small producer from the

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Farm Profile: Bella Carmona

Farm: Carmona      Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1500-1800       Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon      Shade: Gravilea      Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak:

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Farm Profile: Bella Carmona

Farm: Carmona      Region: Antigua     Altitude (masl): 1500-1800       Farm size (ha): 675; 112.5 dedicated to coffee        Wet/dry mill: Carmona Coffee varieties: Red and Yellow Bourbon      Shade: Gravilea      Owner/Manager: Maria del Socorro Ester Zelaya Aguirre Harvest season: December – April; Peak: