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Colombian Chocolate: Infused with YOUR Coffee!

Posted by in Blog 07 Jun 2017
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For the last year we have been working on expanding the collective model to colombian Cacao, an extremely important crop for the success of the peace process and as an alternative in areas now too warm to produce coffee.  We…

Rains Interrupt Colombia Harvest

Posted by in Blog 06 Jun 2017
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The perpetual rain cloud that hangs over much of the best coffee land in Colombia and causes cherries to ripen slowly and develop tons of natural sugars is a double-edged sword this year. Cherries are refusing to ripen in many…

Honduras Collective Pilot

Posted by in Blog 06 Jun 2017
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For the last 6 months we have been working on replicating the small farmers' collective model to Honduras in order to give specialty coffee producers in the Danlí region the same direct access to international markets as we have been…

How Micro Mills Help Producers to Have Economic Independence

Posted by in Blog 27 Nov 2016
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Republished from Perfect Daily Grind The drive for social and economic justice for coffee producers has been growing steadily over the last decade, yet we still have a lot to accomplish. We have an idea of what this social and…

Colombia: highest parchment prices in 5 years!

Posted by in Blog 27 Nov 2016
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A few weeks ago, the price paid to farmers for parchment coffee by the FNC (Colombian Coffeegrowers' Federation) broke 1 million Colombian pesos per carga (125kg), which is about $1.50/lb of green coffee considering the high value of the US…

An Unstable Market: The Economics of Global Coffee Prices

Posted by in Blog 06 Jul 2016
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Republished from Perfect Daily Grind “Why do the prices they pay us change?” I was stood in front of 50 farmers in an un-airconditioned one-room K-12 schoolhouse in Espinal, Tolima, central Colombia. I had been explaining how to leverage international…

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