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    Voices from the Field: What is Happening in Colombia and How is it Impacting Coffee?

    by Jorge Cuevas on May 27, 2021 at 9:30 AM

    For almost a month, political and civil unrest has surged in Colombia. Since April 28, protests that were initially sparked in response to a...

    An Update on Shipping Delays: Where in the World is My Coffee?

    by Jorge Cuevas on May 21, 2021 at 1:01 AM

    Nearly a year and a half into the pandemic and most people are likely well aware that the coffee supply chain has been dramatically impacted, and...

    Understanding Coffee Prices: How Fairtrade Brings Stability in a Volatile Market

    by Jorge Cuevas on March 11, 2021 at 2:52 PM

    Navigating the coffee market has always been a complex exercise in managing risk carefully and precisely—and it’s never been an easy task. Market...

    Four Facts About Ethiopia

    by Jorge Cuevas on January 14, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Ethiopia is one of the most beloved coffee-producing nations in the world, producing a seemingly infinite amount of floral, complex coffees sought...

    Introducing our newest Relationship Coffee origin: Yunnan

    by Jorge Cuevas on December 12, 2018 at 8:10 AM
    Image by Bryon Lippincott for Yunnan Coffee Traders

     An origin on the rise

    China has been mentioned in plenty of headlines recently—from trade...

    Mexico's Coffee Revival, Part 1: A Sleeping Giant

    by Jorge Cuevas on November 13, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    This is part 1 of a three-part blog series on Mexico's coffee renaissance. Read part 2 here and part 3 here.

    Mexico is a land of contrast:...

    A Peace Factory

    by Jorge Cuevas on November 5, 2018 at 1:57 PM
    To any self-professed specialty-coffee professional, Colombia is an important reference point. It’s an iconic origin that helped define the...

    Costa Rica: A Classic Origin at a Crossroads

    by Jorge Cuevas on August 27, 2018 at 6:35 AM

    A proud origin faces an uncertain future

    Like most coffee professionals, I have a special place in my heart for Costa Rica. It is the land of lush...

    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...