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Account Manager Job Description

Posted by in Blog 28 Mar 2017
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Microlot Business Development & Roaster Account Manager   Who are we? Direct Origin Trading is a collective made up of about 80 families dedicated to small-scale specialty coffee farming in Colombia and roasters that conscientiously source unique microlots. DOT offers…

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…

What Effect Does the C Market Have on Small Coffee Farmers?

Posted by in Blog 06 Jul 2016
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Copied from Perfect Daily Grind In most markets, the smaller businesses are the most vulnerable. Coffee is no exception to this. Fairtrade calculates that 80% of the world’s coffee is produced by 25 million small farmers – and they’re all…

Direct Trade: does it work?

Posted by in Blog 17 Nov 2015
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First, direct trade does not mean knowing the farmer´s name and having a photo to show.  It means purchasing from the farmer, without intermediaries that buy, hold, and then sell.  I also want to clarify that there is nothing bad…

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