Mexico Update: The latest on the Oaxaca earthquake, Hurricane Katia, and the country's coffee harvest

by Jorge Cuevas on September 11, 2017 at 11:51 AM

On Friday, September 8, we reported on the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Here, we provide an update to...

Major earthquake hits coffeelands in Mexico and Guatemala

by Jorge Cuevas on September 8, 2017 at 1:28 PM

It started close to midnight as my phone kept pinging incessantly at an odd hour. Half awake, I moved to mute the phone. As I scrolled through the...

Rwanda: A Chance to Double Your Impact!

by Liam Brody on September 7, 2017 at 1:37 PM

One of the things I love most about my job is the chance to work with the Relationship Coffee Institute. Founded through a partnership between...

Success with Cold Brew: A Conversation with Cold Brew Pioneer, and Cafe Moto Founder, Torrey Lee

by Alfonso Carmona on September 1, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Being located in sunny San Diego since 1990, it would make sense that roaster-wholesaler Cafe Moto makes its cold-brew program a priority,...

Chiapas: A Resurgence in Mexican Coffee

by Jorge Cuevas on September 1, 2017 at 7:59 AM

For coffee farmers in Mexico, recent years have not been easy. While coffee leaf rust—known in Spanish as La Roya—began decimating coffee...

Early warning: Roya threatens Honduras

by Annie Brennan on May 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Last month I joined Sustainable Harvest® as Coffee Operations Manager, where I oversee the transport of all our coffee from producing countries...

Guatemalan women’s group offers ingenuity, inspiration

by Katy Keisling on April 4, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Earlier this month I traveled to Guatemala to visit a few of our partner cooperatives with my colleague Chabela Cerqueda, Sustainable Harvest®’s...

Peru coffee regions safe amid record rainfall

by Oscar Gonzales on March 23, 2017 at 11:53 AM

We have had some devastating torrential rainfall lately in my home country of Peru, with at least 62 people dying and over 70,000 becoming...

Quality improvement you can taste in Myanmar

by Dane Loraas on March 22, 2017 at 7:12 AM

One of my favorite things about specialty coffee is the opportunity to discover amazing coffees from unexpected places. Never in my life would I...

Investment results in year-round coffee for Colombian co-op

by Claudia Rocio-Gomez on March 16, 2017 at 8:44 AM

 

2017 update

I recently visited Federación Campesina del Cauca (FCC), a cooperative located high in the verdant, rolling hills of Cauca,...