Category: Central America

A Transcontinental Internship Expands Seattle Importer’s QMS from Mexico to Ethiopia

Seattle-area green coffee company San Cristobal Coffee Importers has expanded its producer-centered quality management and traceability system, called FincaLab, from Mexico to Ethiopia. San Cristobal, which was focused mainly...

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Progressive Swedish Coffee Startup Lykke Kaffegårdar Lands Wave Investment

Progressive and vertically oriented Swedish coffee roasting startup Lykke Kaffegårdar has announced a strategic partnership with private German investment firm Wave Investments. Lykke was launched in Stockholm last year...

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Business Skills Development: A Virtual Necessity for Specialty Coffee Farmers

Most of the dollar value of coffee — as much as 90%, according to the 2018 Coffee Barometer — is captured in consuming countries. To address this inequity in the…

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With Ties to Honduras, Coffeestamp Arrives in St. Louis

Opening like a postage-paid package from the coffeelands of Honduras, Coffeestamp has arrived in St. Louis. The roastery cafe was opened in the Fox Park neighborhood in the latter...

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Innovations at Origin: The Young Coffee Entrepreneurs of PROCAFE

After reading a Bloomberg story on cost of production and profitability for Guatemalan growers earlier this month, I was inspired to add to last year’s series of articles on...

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Keurig and Root Capital Announce Supply Chain Project with DFC Loan Guarantee

The nonprofit lender Root Capital and publicly traded coffee and beverage giant Keurig Dr Pepper today announced a partnership to support small-scale agricultural coffee businesses that have been negatively...

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Vía Volcán Coffee Opens in Alexandria with Single-Farm Offerings from Panama

Twenty-plus years after buying a farm in the Volcán Barú area of Panama and a little over one year since they began selling roasted beans, Chris and Janina McCausland...

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Andrea Illy on Value Sharing and the 2020 Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award

Italian coffee roasting and retail giant Illycafé (styled by the company as illycafé) has given the fifth annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award to the Cocabel coffee growers cooperative...

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International Coffee Partners Creates $48,000 Hurricane Relief Fund

Some of Europe’s largest coffee companies have chipped in to create a €40,000 ($48,000 USD) relief fund to support a group of coffee farmers recently affected by hurricanes Eta...

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Anticonquista Café Offers a ‘Cultivo to Cup’ Connection in Chicago

A new vertically integrated “cultivo-to-cup” coffee company called Anticonquista Café has conquered numerous formidable challenges to finally launch in Chicago this month. Owned and operated by married couple Elmer...

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