Category: direct trade

Javae Coffee Helps Grow a Black Audience For Haitian-Grown Coffees

A five-year-old coffee importing and roasting company called Javae Coffee has become an advocate both for Black people who grow coffee and for a broader consumer base of Black...

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Family-Run Over The Border Coffee Brings Guatemalan Beans to Georgia

A seventh-generation, 200-acre coffee farm in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, has gained a foothold selling its coffees directly to consumers and wholesale accounts in Georgia through Over The Border Coffee. The...

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With a Focus on Uganda, DC-Based Sisters Launch Mutima Coffee

Two sisters born in Uganda and raised in the United States have launched Mutima Coffee, an online retail company offering high-quality coffees grown in the East African country. The...

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Column: It is Time for Transparency in Coffee to Go Both Ways

The concept of financial transparency in the coffee industry may have been unimaginable a generation ago, but it has evolved quickly both in professional discourse and in marketing. In...

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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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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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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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