Category: Colombia

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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The Second Pueblo Querido Shop in Brooklyn is a Celebration of Colombian Coffee

The second retail outpost for the Brooklyn, New York-based roasting company Pueblo Querido is now open and offering Williamsburgers a little slice of Colombia. Owner Christian Guzman Herrera, who...

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Food 4 Farmers Launches Roasted Rick’s Line as Food Insecurity Spreads

In its ongoing efforts to combat the cycle by which vulnerable smallholder coffee farmers are faced with extreme poverty and food insecurity, the nonprofit Food 4 Farmers has launched...

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As Doors Reopen in Greenville (SC), Unlocked Coffee Appears

As cities nationwide continue to emerge from various forms of social and commercial lockdowns, Unlocked Coffee is a sight for the sore eyes of coffee seekers in Greenville, South...

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Lavazza-Made Documentary ‘Coffee Defenders’ to Begin Streaming This Week

Italian coffee giant Lavazza has taken to the virtual silver screen for an ambitious documentary movie highlighting sustainability initiatives in Colombia’s post-conflict coffeelands. Called “Coffee Defenders: A Path From...

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A Remarkable Assessment of Direct Trade from Stumptown and Caravela

In mid-February, Portland, Oregon-based Third Wave coffee pioneer Stumptown Coffee Roasters, along with specialty coffee trading company Caravela Coffee, released the results of an impact report on direct trade....

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COVID-19 and the Most Complex Colombian Coffee Harvest in Decades

Dotted throughout the sweeping hills and mountains of Antioquia lie thousands of coffee farms that have remained virtually unchanged for generations. Coloring the landscape with neat green rows beneath...

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