Category Archives: Past Events

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

SCAA 2015 Cupping Program

Join us for Our Cupping Events: SCAA 2015 Seattle Where: The Makers Space (92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121) When: Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11 from 10:00am-1:00pm Friday’s Program: East Africa Day 10:00-10:10 Welcome 10:15-11:00 – Ethiopia: Preview Cupping to

SCAA 2015 Cupping Program

Join us for Our Cupping Events: SCAA 2015 Seattle Where: The Makers Space (92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121) When: Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11 from 10:00am-1:00pm Friday’s Program: East Africa Day 10:00-10:10 Welcome 10:15-11:00 – Ethiopia: Preview Cupping to

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

Warm up to LCDC 2.0 at Belleville, November 6, 2014

Bonjour Paris! Melanie will be in town this Thursday as part of a warm-up to Le Carnaval du Café 2.0, which kicks-off January 25, 2015 at the beautiful La Bellevilloise of Paris. For those of you who didn’t join us during Le

Warm up to LCDC 2.0 at Belleville, November 6, 2014

Bonjour Paris! Melanie will be in town this Thursday as part of a warm-up to Le Carnaval du Café 2.0, which kicks-off January 25, 2015 at the beautiful La Bellevilloise of Paris. For those of you who didn’t join us during Le

Collaboration, Community & Le Carnaval du Café (postponed!)

‘Collaboration’ isn’t even our middle name; it’s our first name, which means we really want to work together with awesome people to make awesome things happen. This is why Collaborative Coffee Source has put together a fantastic program for Le

Collaboration, Community & Le Carnaval du Café (postponed!)

‘Collaboration’ isn’t even our middle name; it’s our first name, which means we really want to work together with awesome people to make awesome things happen. This is why Collaborative Coffee Source has put together a fantastic program for Le

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

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

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

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

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,

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,

Cupping & Cropster Presentation at the Barn, May 28

The Collaborative Coffee Source  and the Barn would like to invite you out to a cupping and Cropster presentation Tuesday, May 28 from 17:00. The focus countries are Honduras and Guatemala. We will be presenting just  harvested crops coming from our partners in Santa Barbara, Honduras and Antigua, Guatemala!

Cupping & Cropster Presentation at the Barn, May 28

The Collaborative Coffee Source  and the Barn would like to invite you out to a cupping and Cropster presentation Tuesday, May 28 from 17:00. The focus countries are Honduras and Guatemala. We will be presenting just  harvested crops coming from our partners in Santa Barbara, Honduras and Antigua, Guatemala!