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Field Trips

We build long-lasting, sustainable and profitable relationships with producers and roasters. 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 Field Trip Reports. Enjoy!

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Ministration and Mobiles; Facing Challenges Head on in Nicaragua

01 May 2024

This February saw us crossing over the border to Nicaragua to catch up with suppliers in a country where there has been a lot of change recently. The collapse of a large exporter recently due to bankruptcy...

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Resilience Amidst Change in Honduras

30 April 2024

This was my second year returning to Honduras for coffee, so the lens I was viewing it through was slightly different. The first time you visit anywhere you pay attention to the macro details; it is often...

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Costa Rica: A Maturing of Speciality Coffee

08 April 2024

Costa Rica is a special origin to visit, not least because of the influence it has had on processing. White, yellow, red, and black honeys, anaerobics, naturals, all have been produced for years there....

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Understanding the Landscape of Vietnamese Coffee

07 February 2024

We have been selling Vietnam for quite a while, but until December 2023, we hadn’t visited it as an origin country as a company. It’s not often you get to visit a ‘new’ coffee origin. Especially...

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Sumatra Trip Report 2023

04 January 2024

In November, Hannah and I travelled to Sumatra in Indonesia. As one of our core origins, and as we haven't visited in a few years, our trip took us to some remote and wonderful places. We spent ten days...

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Ethiopia Trip Report 2023

13 November 2023

It was a dark October evening in the shadow of England’s defeat to South Africa that Phil and I caught the red-eye flight into Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’d been 4 years since DRWakefield had last set...

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