Jorge Cuevas

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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...

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...

Protecting Against the Unthinkable: Price insurance comes to the rescue of coffee cooperative in Mexico

by Jorge Cuevas on August 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM

It´s a warm mid-summer day, and I’m catching up with the typical email backlog when one message’s subject line catches my eye: "Se Robarón el...

Four takeaways from risk-management training in Peru

by Jorge Cuevas on July 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM

In keeping with the inclusive nature of the Relationship Coffee Model, Sustainable Harvest® regularly reinvests in our supply chain to ensure that...

Let's Talk Risk Management: Advanced Training

by Jorge Cuevas on June 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Extreme price volatility in the C-market due to dry weather in Brazil among other factors threatens the survival and success of coffee producers....