Category Archives: Colombia

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

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

What Makes a Great Origin Partner?

 While in Colombia several weeks ago, David and I explored a new microregion that we have high hopes for working extensively with in the future: Acevedo, a municipality located in the southeast corner of the Huila department. When we originally

What Makes a Great Origin Partner?

 While in Colombia several weeks ago, David and I explored a new microregion that we have high hopes for working extensively with in the future: Acevedo, a municipality located in the southeast corner of the Huila department. When we originally

The Acevedo Cup

  Acevedo x Fairfield & CCS Partly in celebration of our new partnership with Fairfield Trading and mostly in celebration of the fantastic work of the ambitious and skilled coffee producers in the Acevedo microregion of Huila, Colombia, we’re excited and proud to announce the

The Acevedo Cup

  Acevedo x Fairfield & CCS Partly in celebration of our new partnership with Fairfield Trading and mostly in celebration of the fantastic work of the ambitious and skilled coffee producers in the Acevedo microregion of Huila, Colombia, we’re excited and proud to announce the

2016 El Niño/La Niña & Effects

Climate Change & Its Impacts on Coffee Production Most of us are well aware that coffee is highly susceptible to climate change. During visits to pretty well all coffee producing countries, the evidence – signs and stories – are there for all of us to

2016 El Niño/La Niña & Effects

Climate Change & Its Impacts on Coffee Production Most of us are well aware that coffee is highly susceptible to climate change. During visits to pretty well all coffee producing countries, the evidence – signs and stories – are there for all of us to

Farmer Profile: Jhon Leguizamon

Name: Tolima Location: La Veta, Colombia Region: San Juan de La China Altitude(masl): 1800-2000 Average Annual Rainfall(mm): 940 Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest Season: May- July Variety: Mixed, Castillo, Caturra About Before 1999, La Esperanza was run by his

Farmer Profile: Jhon Leguizamon

Name: Tolima Location: La Veta, Colombia Region: San Juan de La China Altitude(masl): 1800-2000 Average Annual Rainfall(mm): 940 Process: Washed Drying Method: Sun Harvest Season: May- July Variety: Mixed, Castillo, Caturra About Before 1999, La Esperanza was run by his

The New Colombia: Specialty Coffee Driven by the People

This post is a continuation on a series about the rapid changes occurring in Specialty Coffee in Colombia. Read the first in the series: Colombia: A Clash of Mindsets here. Colombia is vast and I can easily admit that it’s one

The New Colombia: Specialty Coffee Driven by the People

This post is a continuation on a series about the rapid changes occurring in Specialty Coffee in Colombia. Read the first in the series: Colombia: A Clash of Mindsets here. Colombia is vast and I can easily admit that it’s one

Colombia: A Clash of Mindsets

Remember the days when the main quality distinction among Colombian Coffee qualities was Excelso (‘export quality’) and Supremo (‘export quality’, bigger screen)? Those were the days… Looking back just a few years in time, it is evident that the development

Colombia: A Clash of Mindsets

Remember the days when the main quality distinction among Colombian Coffee qualities was Excelso (‘export quality’) and Supremo (‘export quality’, bigger screen)? Those were the days… Looking back just a few years in time, it is evident that the development

Farm Profile: Cerro Azul

Farm Name: Cerro Azul Owners: Rigoberto & Luis Eduardo Herrera Size: 20 ha of which, 17 ha dedicated to coffee Height: 1,700 – 1,950 masl Varieties: Geisha; 35,000 trees Annual Production (46kg bags): 300 Shade: Eucalyptus Processing: Dry fermented then

Farm Profile: Cerro Azul

Farm Name: Cerro Azul Owners: Rigoberto & Luis Eduardo Herrera Size: 20 ha of which, 17 ha dedicated to coffee Height: 1,700 – 1,950 masl Varieties: Geisha; 35,000 trees Annual Production (46kg bags): 300 Shade: Eucalyptus Processing: Dry fermented then

May 10 Cuppings in Gothenburg

Last Thursday Da Matteo roastery graciously hosted Collaborative cuppings for roasters interested in buying incoming coffees from Honduras and Panama. Since Giancarlo was also in Sweden at the time, Virmax took the opportunity to present on varietals in Colombia – specifically

May 10 Cuppings in Gothenburg

Last Thursday Da Matteo roastery graciously hosted Collaborative cuppings for roasters interested in buying incoming coffees from Honduras and Panama. Since Giancarlo was also in Sweden at the time, Virmax took the opportunity to present on varietals in Colombia – specifically