Category: Colombia

Colombia Harvest Report: Higher Prices and Yields Ease COVID Worries

Despite a tumultuous 2020, the Colombian coffee producing industry is riding a modest wave of optimism as it enters the main harvest season. The traviesa — the smaller mid-season...

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From Colombia, Muchacha Offers All-Women Supply Chain Coffees in the US

A new company based in Medellín, Colombia, called Muchacha is launching a line of fresh-roasted whole-bean retail coffees in the United States called Muchacha Women in Coffee. A defining...

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18 First-Time Competitors Win 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence Awards

Twenty-four high-scoring green coffee lots are heading to a Thursday, Nov. 19, auction as part of the 2020 Colombia Cup of Excellence green coffee competition and auction program. The...

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Rhode Island Startup Hoist And Crane Drops Beans Directly from Colombia

A Rhode Island company that launched over the summer is forging the freshest possible connections between a family-owned coffee farm in Risaralda, Colombia, and coffee drinkers in the United...

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Coffee Economics with Karl: Coffee Farm Economics

In the last episode of Coffee Economics with Karl, Colombian coffee trading company Cedro Alto Founder Karl Wienhold touched on the difficult subject of coffee farm production costs. As...

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Three Campaigns Supporting Agroforestry for Small-Scale Coffee Farms

Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit Grow Ahead and Vermont-based nonprofit Food 4 Farmers have teamed up for the launch of three crowdfunding campaigns to support agroforestry projects involving Indigenous and women-led...

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El Colombiano Coffee Now at Home in Boston’s Monumental Market

Three businesses have come together under one roof in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston to form the Monumental Market. Customers can browse through shelves of vinyl LPs care...

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World’s Youngest Q Grader Launches Youth-Supportive Joven Coffee

The world’s youngest licensed Q Grader, Francesca “Frankie” Volkema, today officially launched her own youth-farmer-focused coffee brand, Joven Coffee. Proving that youth is not always wasted on the young,...

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Sustainability Champion Angela Pelaez of RGC on Including Farmworkers

As the seed-to-cup narrative typically begins with coffee farmers, it thereby leaves out a critical group of people who make coffee production possible: farmworkers. Farmworkers remain the most vulnerable...

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With Colombian Fare and Fresh Roasts, Take It Easy in Las Vegas

From the people behind the duo of popular Makers & Finders coffee shops in Las Vegas has come a new roastery, bakery and cafe in Sin City’s Chinatown neighborhood...

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Colombia-Focused Coffee For Peace Running a Virtual Sourcing Trip

The organizers of the Coffee for Peace project are launching an event called the Virtual Buyers Caravan, designed to bring coffee farmers and potential buyers together online. The four-day...

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