The Future of Coffee Farming in Antioquia, Colombia As the average age of coffee farmers continues to rise, the department of Antioquia, Colombia searches for new strategies for the future. Last month I had the good fortune to visit the Third New Generation Coffee Camp in Antioquia, Colombia. The camp … Read more →
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Article and photos by Nora Burkey Independence in coffee is anything but efficient. Buying from cooperatives, where members must always work and make decisions together, can be something of a statement of solidarity, or a show of political opinion, rather than a choice based on the coffee alone. While producers … Read more →
Article and photos by Nora Burkey Miraflor is a natural reserve in Nicaragua located 30 kilometers away from the city center of Esteli and a hotspot of biodiversity and ecotourism in the country. Indeed, Marvin Jose Perez, president of base-level Vicente Talavera cooperative, described the work second-level cooperative, la UCA … Read more →
At the SCAA show in Boston, I reconnected with my good pal, Allie Caran, who was bubbling with excitement about working with Toby’s Estate Coffee in New York. Allie told me she loved everything about the company, from the high quality of its coffee, to its regular customers, to the … Read more →
I heard about the company, Big Island Coffee Roasters, recently, and thought their story was so interesting, I wanted to share it with you readers. Owned by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz, the company is a micro roaster, mill, and farm located on the east side of the Big … Read more →