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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!

Image for From Nicaragua to Guatemala - March 2018

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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Image for From Karnataka to the bottom of Kerala - India January 2018

From Karnataka to the bottom of Kerala - India January 2018

05 February 2018

India is an origin we visit every other year. This time, myself (Mantvydas) and Simon were the lucky ones to jump on a plane and get 10 days of winter sun. ...

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Image for Ethiopia January 2018 - Visiting Bench Maji Union

Ethiopia January 2018 - Visiting Bench Maji Union

02 February 2018

We headed back to Addis in Ethiopia this January, following our quick trip in September. We were keen to see Bench Maji’s progression as a new Union and cup the latest crop from the regions in the area...

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Ethiopia Trip- Talking Coffee Regulations

17 October 2017

With the new coffee regulations pending, we decided that it was imperative to visit our suppliers face to face, to investigate potential issues and challenges that our suppliers will face – the implication...

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Image for Cajamarca to Cauca: Exploring High Altitude Coffee land in Peru and Colombia

Cajamarca to Cauca: Exploring High Altitude Coffee land in Peru and Colombia

25 September 2017

We have many long-term partners in South America and the aim of this trip was to focus on several regions in two different countries – Peru and Colombia. August is the ideal season to be in the coffee...

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