Back to Chiapas

Back to Chiapas

I arrived in Chiapas, Mexico yesterday– a place that feels like a second home. Since 1997 I have come here almost every year to visit and– since 2000– to work with coffee farmers in the highlands surrounding the beautiful colonial…

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Ugandan Pride Update

Ugandan Pride Update

In June of 2014 we launched a new coffee called “Ugandan Pride” in order to support LGBT rights activists on the ground in Uganda in their fight to overturn an anti-LGBT rights law passed by the national legislature. This year-long project is…

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An update on Las Diosas

An update on Las Diosas

You may have noticed that we are currently out of Las Diosas coffee. This is super unfortunate considering it has been a staple of ours since 2006 or so. It is also indicative of the crisis that they are facing–…

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Uganda Trip 2015 – Part 2

Uganda Trip 2015 – Part 2

In Sipi, (redacted) and farmers were certified Rainforest Alliance and Organic. This particular visit proved to be the most influential moment of my trip. Rainforest Alliance is touted as being a well rounded, ethical and sustainable certification. Marketing presents the…

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Uganda Trip 2015 – Part 1

Uganda Trip 2015 – Part 1

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) invited me to participate in a coffee industry tour of their country. Other participants included business owners and representatives of prominent American specialty coffee roasters and the Importer Crop to Cup. The majority of…

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Breaking Down the “Fourth Wave”

One of the central pieces of Just Coffee Cooperative’s mission is it “help create and expand a model of trade based on transparency, equality, and human dignity.” When we started Just Coffee we thought that we could do this by being part…

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Las Diosas Proect Nica Update

​In 2014​ Just Coffee put a lot of time and energy into raising resources for and awareness about the situation of our​ good partners in Nicaragua–​ Las Diosas. As you probably know, Las Diosas is a women’s cooperative of coffee…

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