Farmer Relations: Ethiopia 2016 (Part 4)

Farmer Relations: Ethiopia 2016 (Part 4)

Author: Jess Pernsteiner, Farmer Relations and Outreach Coordinator Continued from Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Day 4 Dame and our drivers arrived early Friday morning to take us back to Addis. Unexpectedly, Dame had strapped 2 live chickens strapped…

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Farmer Relations: Ethiopia 2016 (Part 1)

Farmer Relations: Ethiopia 2016 (Part 1)

Author: Jess Pernsteiner, Farmer Relations and Community Outreach Coordinator   Day 1: Arriving to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Selam! (Hello, in Amharic!) After 2 flights and 2 days of travel, I had arrived in Addis Ababa, the buzzing capital of Ethiopia….

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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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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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