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    2021 - Year in Review

    by Alfonso Carmona on December 29, 2021 at 3:30 PM

    Meet the SH team: Logistics and Operations

    by Alfonso Carmona on December 2, 2021 at 4:32 PM

     

    There are many steps between coffee leaving its country of origin and its arrival at your roastery. These steps take a lot of time, effort, and...

    Meet the SH team: QC at Origin

    by Alfonso Carmona on October 27, 2021 at 3:46 PM

     

    A few weeks ago, we released the first piece in a series of posts featuring the faces of the Sustainable Harvest team. Our goal with this series is...

    Understanding Coffee Processing: The Traditional Methods

    by Alfonso Carmona on September 30, 2021 at 2:38 PM

    Coffee processing simply refers to the method of removing the fruit of the coffee cherry from the actual coffee seed. But how many coffee processing...

    Meet the SH Team: Supply Directors and Managers

    by Alfonso Carmona on September 15, 2021 at 4:52 PM

    From time to time, we get asked about our role as an importer within the coffee supply chain. On the surface, it seems fairly straightforward: we...

    An Update on Honduras with Pacayal Coffee

    by Alfonso Carmona on September 8, 2021 at 8:47 PM

    The motto of our producer partner, Pacayal Coffee, is “quality does not suffer crisis.” Nestled in the Comayuga Valley in La Paz, Honduras, Pacayal’s...

    Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Cupping With Tastify

    by Alfonso Carmona on August 18, 2021 at 9:35 PM

    As specialty coffee professionals, there's nothing like cupping a table filled with interesting, delicious and unexpected coffees. For those of us...

    Mexico: A Rising Specialty Star

    by Alfonso Carmona on August 10, 2021 at 8:12 AM

    Mexico produces a lot of coffee: it’s among the world’s top 10 coffee producing countries and top 5 in Latin America. Yet, it’s only been recently...

    Give Blends a Chance: Understanding Blending with Mark and Emma

    by Alfonso Carmona on July 6, 2021 at 9:23 PM

    Don’t get us wrong: we love our single-origin brews, but there’s always been a special place in our hearts for a great blend.These days, however, it...

    An Update on Colombia: Adaptability, Resilience, and Emerging Regions

    by Alfonso Carmona on May 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    There are few coffee growing countries more iconic than Colombia. Colombia produces the most Arabica coffee out of any country in the world and ranks...