Category: direct trade

La Coop Coffee Shares the Joys of Guatemalan Coffees in Washington D.C.

International connections abound in the capital city of the United States, and a new one has been forged with the first coffee shop from La Coop Coffee Company. Founded...

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In Portland, Sandino Brothers Coffee Widens the Bridge to Nicaragua

Though its original location in southeast Portland, Oregon, remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and a new remodel, Sandino Brothers Coffee has moved forward with the opening of its...

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Nine Myths About Coffee Farmer Development: Relationship Coffee in Indonesia

(Editor’s note: This article by Jeff Neilson, Diany Faila Sophia Hartatri, and Mark Vicol originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Roast Magazine. Links have been added for context.) The...

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As Uncertainty Continues, Specialty Coffee Roasters Adapt Sourcing Plans

In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that sheltering in place and social distancing created a range of retail market disruptions, and that these disruptions...

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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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With Roots in Cameroon, Moka Origins Provides Coffee, Cacao and Relief in PA

Some coffee companies that have their roots planted at both ends of the supply chain may be feeling the COVID-19 pandemic approaching from multiple angles. One example is Pennsylvania...

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From Procurement to Co-Branding: A Future for Coffee (Part 1)

Nearly a year ago, as the current coffee price crisis was becoming painfully apparent to the industry at large, Daily Coffee News published “A New World Coffee Order.” Written...

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Colombian Microlot Specialist Direct Origin is Now Called Cedro Alto

The vertically oriented Colombian green coffee business formerly known as Direct Origin Trading has rebranded under the name Cedro Alto, a change designed to better reflect its network of...

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