Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

Panama Harvest Visit, March 2017

The purpose of my recent visit to Boquete, Panama was to spend a couple of days cupping with long-time friends and partners. Over the course of this visit, I observed and learned about the latest developments concerning how coffee cultivation

SCA x CCS 2017

We will be cupping a curated selection of our coffees: available, soon to be available, along with some stunners that simply need revisiting. Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: The Cupping Exchange, Room 618 Honduras From

SCA x CCS 2017

We will be cupping a curated selection of our coffees: available, soon to be available, along with some stunners that simply need revisiting. Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: The Cupping Exchange, Room 618 Honduras From

Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Dario Hernandez Owner: Dario, Angelica & Tono Hernandez. A family of three (Tono is Dario’s and Angelica’s son) – each with their own plantation making up the farm as a whole Closest town: Antigua

Farmer Profile: Dario Hernandez

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Dario Hernandez Owner: Dario, Angelica & Tono Hernandez. A family of three (Tono is Dario’s and Angelica’s son) – each with their own plantation making up the farm as a whole Closest town: Antigua

Farm Profile: La Soledad

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: La Soledad Owner: Lucía Zelaya Farm manager(s): Julio Pablo Damian & Ronny Asensio Closest town: Antigua Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude (masl): 1600-1800 Farm Size (ha): 12.5; 10 planted with coffee Approximate number of trees planted

Farm Profile: La Soledad

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: La Soledad Owner: Lucía Zelaya Farm manager(s): Julio Pablo Damian & Ronny Asensio Closest town: Antigua Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude (masl): 1600-1800 Farm Size (ha): 12.5; 10 planted with coffee Approximate number of trees planted

Ethiopia: Coming Back to Cooperative Coffee

Our Previous Relationships with Cooperatives via TechnoServe During the initial phase of Technoserve’s (TNS) work with cooperatives in Ethiopia, Kaffa in Oslo imported green coffee directly (pre-CCS) and roasted a few lots from some of the TNS supported washing stations,

Ethiopia: Coming Back to Cooperative Coffee

Our Previous Relationships with Cooperatives via TechnoServe During the initial phase of Technoserve’s (TNS) work with cooperatives in Ethiopia, Kaffa in Oslo imported green coffee directly (pre-CCS) and roasted a few lots from some of the TNS supported washing stations,

Farmer Profile: Cresencio Izaguirre

Family Details  Farmer’s & Spouse’s names: Cresencio Izaguirre & Maria de Los Angeles Martinez Farmer’s Date of Birth: 10 June 1972 Children’s names & years of birth: Ruber Joel (1999); Ingrid Jackeline (2000); Jairo Nahun (2002); Lusby Roxeni (2005); Yeldy

Farmer Profile: Cresencio Izaguirre

Family Details  Farmer’s & Spouse’s names: Cresencio Izaguirre & Maria de Los Angeles Martinez Farmer’s Date of Birth: 10 June 1972 Children’s names & years of birth: Ruber Joel (1999); Ingrid Jackeline (2000); Jairo Nahun (2002); Lusby Roxeni (2005); Yeldy

Farm Profile: Buena Vista

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Buena Vista Owner: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Farm manager(s): Carlos Patal (daily operations); Franklin Quiche (overall) Closest town: Jocotenango Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude: 1772-1900 masl Farm Size: 80 ha Approximate number of trees planted per

Farm Profile: Buena Vista

Farm & Production Data Farm Name: Buena Vista Owner: Luis Pedro Zelaya Aguirre Farm manager(s): Carlos Patal (daily operations); Franklin Quiche (overall) Closest town: Jocotenango Department: Sacatepéquez Altitude: 1772-1900 masl Farm Size: 80 ha Approximate number of trees planted per

Acevedo Cup: Recap

The inaugural Acevedo Cup was one of the most inspired/inspiring events CCS was a part of in 2016. What a motivating way to finish off the year. It’s difficult to imagine just how much preparatory work the Fairfield team had

Acevedo Cup: Recap

The inaugural Acevedo Cup was one of the most inspired/inspiring events CCS was a part of in 2016. What a motivating way to finish off the year. It’s difficult to imagine just how much preparatory work the Fairfield team had

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

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

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

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