Bio-char surrounding a coffee seedling at Julio Hernandez Cooperative.

Biochar for All: Fighting Rust While Financing Farmers

Article and photos by Nora Burkey The morning of Saturday, March 8, 2014, I was awoken by a cheerful voice crowing, “Happy International Women’s Day!” It was none other than Nicaraguan powerhouse Fatima Ismael Espinoza, general manager of SOPPEXCCA, a second-level coffee cooperative representing 12 base-level cooperatives in the coffee-growing region of … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Husein and Carly Noorani

Husein and Carly Noorani Roaster (Husein), Co-founders Between Friends Roasting Company Ardmore, Pennsylvania  What other coffee jobs have you had? Husein, better known as Hus, was a barista at Cafe en la Esquina in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico and, more recently, at Melodies Cafe in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Carly fell in love … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Troy Reynard

Troy Reynard Owner/Barista Cosmic Cup Coffee Company Easton, Pennsylvania   What other coffee jobs have you had? First and only. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Interacting with customers. To me, working bar is a very social experience. Talking to long-term customers as well as new customers makes … Read more →

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