Nano Chala Coffee Cooperative

Coffee Notes: Ethiopia Limu

Last week we asked around for some feedback on our Ethiopia Limu, a washed coffee from an heirloom variety. The comments might be summed up three words — key lime pie — but we thought you might want to read a bit further. Tony Auger, our southwest partnership manager, told us: I’ve recently had some great run-ins with…

Chonatali, Peru

From Chontali with Love

Here’s a hard truth: Most people don’t hold Peruvian coffees in the highest esteem. Another truth: It’s our goal to change that, starting with Café Chonta, a round, sugar-sweet fully washed coffee from 13 producers in Chontali — a forested mountain region ringing the Chunchucas River Valley in the province of Jaén. (Chonta is a species…

Maria Renee Morales is the assistant manager at Peter Schoenfeld,  a sister company to Genuine Origin.

Women In Coffee, Guatemala Edition

Guatemala still has a distance to travel when it comes to gender parity. Women coffee producers still struggle to find equal footing amongst their male peers — which gives Volcafe Way, our method of working with producers to help them become and remain profitable, an added benefit. Often, women producers don’t so much arrive in coffee as…

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Roaster Life: St. Louis’ Sump Coffee on Creating with Intention

The mustachioed skulls, the ginger beard, the reclaimed wood. It would be easy, but callous, to dismiss Sump Coffee or Scott Carey as “hipster.” Look more closely, and in every detail a passion becomes apparent. An earnestness. Intention. Carey was a clean-shaven, suit-wearing lawyer in New York City when his brother, Jeff — a hands-on contractor, a…

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Broadsheet Coffee Goes to Origin: Honduras, Day 7

  Aaron MacDougall, roaster and owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters in Cambridge, MA, won our Roast and GO roasting competition—and a trip to origin. Specifically, Honduras, home of Guama Danta, his competition-winning coffee. To our delight, Aaron agreed to write about his experience at origin. This is his seventh installment in the series. His first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth posts are highly recommended reading….

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Broadsheet Coffee at Origin: Honduras, Day 6

Aaron MacDougall, roaster and owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters in Cambridge, MA, won our Roast and GO roasting competition—and a trip to origin. Specifically, Honduras, home of Guama Danta, his competition-winning coffee. To our delight, Aaron agreed to write about his experience at origin. This is his sixth installment in the series. His first, second, third, fourth and…

Cupping in Comayagua.

Broadsheet Coffee Goes to Origin: Honduras, Day 5

Aaron MacDougall, roaster and owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, won our Roast and GO roasting competition—and a trip to origin. Specifically, Honduras, home of Guama Danta, his competition-winning coffee. To our delight, Aaron agreed to write about his experience at origin. This is his fifth installment in the series. His first, second, third and fourth posts are all…

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Broadsheet Coffee Goes to Origin: Honduras, Day 4

Aaron MacDougall, roaster and owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, won our Roast and GO roasting competition—and a trip to origin. Specifically, Honduras, home of Guama Danta, his competition-winning coffee. To our delight, Aaron agreed to write about his experience at origin. This is his fourth installment in the series. His first, second and third posts…

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Broadsheet Coffee at Origin: Honduras, Day 3

Aaron MacDougall, roaster and owner of Broadsheet Coffee Roasters, won our Roast and GO roasting competition — and a trip to origin. Specifically, Honduras, home of Guama Danta, his competition-winning coffee. To our delight, Aaron agreed to write about his experience at origin. This is his third installment in the series. His first and second posts are…