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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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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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Honduras - visiting our partners and celebrating the end of harvest

29 March 2018

Honduras is one of our biggest origins and we have some our longest lasting relationships there. We work with cooperatives in many of its departments. Of the 18 departments in Honduras, 16 produce coffee:...

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From Nicaragua to Guatemala - March 2018

21 March 2018

Nicaragua and Guatemala are located in Central America. Both countries have suffered from conflict and violence in the late 20th century from Guerrilla organisations, which has caused political instability...

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Myanmar adventure - from Mandalay to Shan State

16 February 2018

Ming-gah-lah-bahr! Although Myanmar is a ‘new’ origin, Robusta was first planted in Thanin Thar Yi in Southern Myanmar in 1885 by a British missionary with seeds from India. Arabica, namely S795, and...

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