Category Archives: We Are

Welcome, Colleen!

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member to CCS, Colleen King. Welcome, Colleen! With all the positive feedback and growth we’ve been experiencing across North America, it’s time for us to expand our team’s presence and reach to

Welcome, Colleen!

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member to CCS, Colleen King. Welcome, Colleen! With all the positive feedback and growth we’ve been experiencing across North America, it’s time for us to expand our team’s presence and reach to

Santa Barbara, Honduras 2017

Field Reports from early and late harvest visits This is an intro and a comment to what CCS is doing in Santa Barbara. As we are celebrating our 12th+ year of working in this region we are assessing  some experiences

Santa Barbara, Honduras 2017

Field Reports from early and late harvest visits This is an intro and a comment to what CCS is doing in Santa Barbara. As we are celebrating our 12th+ year of working in this region we are assessing  some experiences

CCS’ New Design Profile

If you’ve experienced the process of growing your hair out from a short hairstyle to a longer one, you understand exactly what is meant by the “awkward growing out” period. This year CCS is creating a new design profile because

CCS’ New Design Profile

If you’ve experienced the process of growing your hair out from a short hairstyle to a longer one, you understand exactly what is meant by the “awkward growing out” period. This year CCS is creating a new design profile because

CCS IS HIRING!

The Collaborative Coffee Source (CCS) is looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team  If you have any of the following, get in touch! – Industry Experience (must) – Cupping skills – A Lab & Quality control background – Are Service &

CCS IS HIRING!

The Collaborative Coffee Source (CCS) is looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team  If you have any of the following, get in touch! – Industry Experience (must) – Cupping skills – A Lab & Quality control background – Are Service &

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

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