Las Diosas La Roya Update

Las Diosas La Roya Update

Author: Matt Earley — April 28th, 2016 Las Diosas is moving ahead and continuing to make steady recovery progress from the coffee fungus (La Roya) that took the vast majority of their coffee three years ago. With our non-profit partner…

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Bourbon Barrel Coffee

Bourbon Barrel Coffee

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers… at least when it comes to our new Bourbon Barrel Coffee: Q: What IS Barrel-Aged Coffee? A: Barrel-aged coffee [or Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee in this case] is the process of rolling green coffee beans [beans…

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Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Marketing

Fair Trade, Direct Trade and Marketing

Author: Matt Earley — February 2, 2016 This post was written in response to the following article: http://huff.to/1kNz44l It recently was brought to our attention that an article published on The Huffington Post in 2014 critical of Fair Trade was making…

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Water For All: Project Chiapas

Water For All: Project Chiapas

Matt Earley — Chiapas, Mexico — January 2016 To kick-off our 2016 Delegations, I spent the first part of January in Chiapas, Mexico with our partner On The Ground Global. We were there with a delegation of people to visit coffee…

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Know Your Coffee: MOSA Code & Roast Log

Know Your Coffee: MOSA Code & Roast Log

  • January 21, 2016
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  If someone ever tells you all coffee is the same, punch them in the face. Just kidding, don’t do that, that’s assault. What you should do is tell them how there are many varieties of coffees unique to their…

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How To: Pull A Perfect Espresso Shot

How To: Pull A Perfect Espresso Shot

To pull a perfect espresso shot each and every time follow these general guidelines: Equipment: – Espresso Machine – Grinder – Scale – Portafilter – Tamper – FILTERED Water (bad quality water can affect the taste of your espresso and even…

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