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About the collaborative

We are coffee professionals committed to facilitating a transparent, equitable and quality-focused coffee buying community.

Now offering frozen storage at a warehouse near you!

We are pleased to announce that as of 2018, we will be offering frozen green coffee storage at three warehouses across Europe and the United States: Hall Street Storage (Brooklyn, New York), Schaefer’s Cold Storage (Oakland, California), and Voller’s Hamburg

Now offering frozen storage at a warehouse near you!

We are pleased to announce that as of 2018, we will be offering frozen green coffee storage at three warehouses across Europe and the United States: Hall Street Storage (Brooklyn, New York), Schaefer’s Cold Storage (Oakland, California), and Voller’s Hamburg

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: roasting resources

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, has been fielding your questions about coffee roasting on Twitter. @kbaker332 asks: @collaborativeCS What made you first interested in

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: roasting resources

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, has been fielding your questions about coffee roasting on Twitter. @kbaker332 asks: @collaborativeCS What made you first interested in

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: Loring vs Probat

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, has been fielding your roast questions. Here’s a question from @jstnkndy: @collaborativeCS You mentioned Loring in your last post,

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: Loring vs Probat

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, has been fielding your roast questions. Here’s a question from @jstnkndy: @collaborativeCS You mentioned Loring in your last post,

Antwerp Warehouse Sale Continues

We are moving warehouses from Antwerp to Vollers in Hamburg. There are so many reasons why this is a great thing, not least that we’re having a clearance sale! That means you can pick up some exceptional coffees for bargain

Antwerp Warehouse Sale Continues

We are moving warehouses from Antwerp to Vollers in Hamburg. There are so many reasons why this is a great thing, not least that we’re having a clearance sale! That means you can pick up some exceptional coffees for bargain

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: washed vs naturals

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @AR0101: @collaborativeCS what do you need to consider when roasting

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: washed vs naturals

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @AR0101: @collaborativeCS what do you need to consider when roasting

CCS Acevedo Cup, January 2018

Join us for the second CCS Acevedo Cup by Fairfield Trading and Collaborative Coffee Source. Wednesday Jan 17 to Sunday Jan 21, 2018 Acevedo, Huila, Colombia Places are limited. Email info@collaborativecoffeesource.com to book your place. The value of cupping competitions

CCS Acevedo Cup, January 2018

Join us for the second CCS Acevedo Cup by Fairfield Trading and Collaborative Coffee Source. Wednesday Jan 17 to Sunday Jan 21, 2018 Acevedo, Huila, Colombia Places are limited. Email info@collaborativecoffeesource.com to book your place. The value of cupping competitions

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: freezing, then roasting

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @_mr_B: Hey @collaborativeCS, when freezing (green) coffee, how much time can/should

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: freezing, then roasting

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @_mr_B: Hey @collaborativeCS, when freezing (green) coffee, how much time can/should

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: decaf and flavor

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @yet2com: @collaborativeCS Is there a way to get the same

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: decaf and flavor

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from @yet2com: @collaborativeCS Is there a way to get the same

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: roast recipes

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from Tom D, @ohthecommotion: How much of the roasting process is

Matt answers your coffee roasting questions: roast recipes

This week Matt Hassell, Global Buyer, QC & Sample Management for Collaborative Coffee Source, and former roaster for George Howell Coffee, will answer your roast questions. Here’s a question from Tom D, @ohthecommotion: How much of the roasting process is

Purchase Planning

At the core of CCS’ way of sourcing coffee is the principle of establishing long-term relationships between producers and roasters. We believe that everyone benefits when true partnerships are at work amongst the actors in a coffee’s life cycle. And

Purchase Planning

At the core of CCS’ way of sourcing coffee is the principle of establishing long-term relationships between producers and roasters. We believe that everyone benefits when true partnerships are at work amongst the actors in a coffee’s life cycle. And