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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!

Image for Getting to know incredible India from a coffee and commodity point of view

Getting to know incredible India from a coffee and commodity point of view

19 February 2020

Our trip began in Bangalore with our friends and long-term export partner Allanasons. We were instantly struck by the never-ending amount of traffic and constant sound of vehicle horns. Soon though we...

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A Sojourn in Ethiopia and Tanzania

29 November 2019

Ethiopian Airlines’ motto is ‘the new spirit of Africa’. It’s a big claim but in regard to coffee you could plausibly change it to the ‘the spirit of the coffee world’. Ethiopia is a unique...

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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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