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    A Quick Update On Peru

    by Alfonso Carmona on March 1, 2021 at 4:57 PM

    Peru is recognized worldwide for its ancient Incan ruins, its amazing gastronomy, beautiful diversity, and, in recent decades, for being one of...

    Sourcing Tips for 2021

    by Alfonso Carmona on February 1, 2021 at 9:48 AM

    In a blogpost that we published in late spring of 2020 titled “Actions Roasters and Buyers Can Take in a Time of Uncertainty” our Chief Coffee...

    Trends That Will Likely Continue In 2021

    by Alfonso Carmona on January 25, 2021 at 11:14 AM

    Virtual events, like our cupping event with Ikawa, were a popular way for the coffee industry to stay connected.From the way we drink coffee, to...

    Java: A Coffee Revival with Belift Green Beans

    by Alfonso Carmona on January 21, 2021 at 1:29 PM

    Kenny Soewondo (left) and Pak Muhlisin, co-op leader at Pokmas Walida in ArgopuroCoffee has been a part of Indonesia's history for centuries....

    Sustainable Harvest acquires Twin Trading team and opens Sustainable Harvest Europe

    by Alfonso Carmona on November 4, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce that Sustainable Harvest will be expanding operations to the UK and Europe. In a deal reached today, we acquired the...

    Why Let’s Talk Coffee is The Ultimate Origin Experience for Roasters

    by Alfonso Carmona on August 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    For most people who work at specialty-coffee companies—whether they’re green buyers, quality assurance managers, or even the founders—traveling to...

    The Most Valuable Producer Program reaches new heights with Central America Summit

    by Alfonso Carmona on November 27, 2017 at 6:00 AM

    Inspiring a high standard of excellence through the MVP Program

    Throughout our more than 20 years of importing coffee, we’ve had the privilege of...

    Introducing our new spot decaf program

    by Alfonso Carmona on October 24, 2017 at 7:42 AM

    You asked, we listened! For the past several months, we've been getting requests for Spot Offerings of decaf coffees. We didn't want to put just...

    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,...