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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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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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Daterra Partners Exchange 2023

07 September 2023

This year in July we spent 5 days together with the Daterra crew as part of the 4th Partner’s Exchange. We have had the unique opportunity to be part of this exchange with representatives from 3 different...

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Returning to Rwanda: Old Friends and New Beginnings

04 August 2023

Aissatou and Hannah journeyed to Rwanda to meet with long term partners Kinini and meet Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative for the first time.

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Rediscovering El Salvador with Jasal and Urrutia's

05 May 2023

In March 2023, MT and Jack were back at Jasal and Urrutia’s Estates in El Salvador. They are two of our longest and strongest producer partners. Despite the global challenges the industry has faced in recent years, both producers have continued to drive forward quality and invest in new equipment at their respective mills. We were excited to see and taste this progress firsthand.

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Meeting Coops in the Heart of Central America: Honduras

20 February 2023

It was a particularly cold morning here in the UK when Henry and I set off for Honduras in mid-January. There had been three long years and an international pandemic since DRWakefield’s last visit to...

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