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Field Trips

We see ourselves as the ‘coffee catalysts’ building long-lasting, sustainable and profitable relationships with producers and roasters in more than 70 countries. And we couldn’t do this without regular visits and a hands-on approach so we are regularly visiting origin. We love to have our customers join us in origin - do ask us when we’re visiting so that you can come along. But in the meantime, we make sure you don’t miss out through our detailed Field Trip Reports. Enjoy!

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Brazil – The hidden detail behind ‘coffee’ coffee

21 August 2019

Sao Paolo is a huge city, up there in the top 15 largest cities in the world with a current population of around 12 million people and covering a vast area even for those of us starting in London. Landing...

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Pupusas or Baleadas? A tale of two grains, El Salvador and Honduras

21 March 2019

After a 10 year absence, it felt good to touch down at San Salvador airport. Armed with some more grey hair, I was curious to see what had changed this end.

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Sumatra and Java

14 January 2019

Two main coffee producing islands where traditions, weather and economy create challenges but despite this, they have a thriving coffee community and culture...

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Renovation and innovation, notes on Brazil

31 August 2018

Nick and I (Jamie) headed out at the end of July to Sao Paulo with a day to briefly recover and explore the nearby Ibirapuera Park. We’d be up at 5am Monday for the next leg heading up to Minas Gerais, a state divided in to four parts (Sul de Minas, Chapada de Minas, Matas de Minas, and Cerrado), and so begin our further education on the world’s largest coffee producing country.

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Notes from Northern Perú

31 July 2018

Travelling to and within Perú is getting easier and easier. We took a direct flight from Gatwick to Lima and then a short flight up to Jaén in Cajamarca. Jaén has changed greatly over the last 5 years and some consider it to be the coffee capital of not just northern Perú, but of the entire country.

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Rwanda - new beginnings and old friends

06 July 2018

This was our first trip to Rwanda for about 6 years, myself (Jamie) and Thierry headed off in late May to a rocky start – with the heavy thunderstorms of May causing issues with flights across Europe....

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