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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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Sumatra field trip November 2013

21 November 2013

This year farmers had high expectations on the new crop as the flowering came in time and in good shape but unfortunately not the rain, which was meant to help to form and develop the new cherries. Rain...

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Field trip to Ecuador and Peru July 2013

22 July 2013

We have been dealing with a small cooperative for the past 6 years called Fapecafes. For the current season we are looking at selecting a few lots from them if the conditions allow it.  The cooperative...

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SCAA Boston 2013 11th April to 14th April 2013

02 May 2013

We had meeting after meeting discussing difficulties that were affecting farmers and exporters especially in Central America due to the outbreak leaf rust. Other difficulties were the devaluing local currency...

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Field trip Central America February 2013

20 February 2013

Costa Rica and beyond Costa Rica calling Simon, I headed off at Sunday 3.30am only to have the flight delayed from London by 90 minutes! Then my travelling companions got bumped off the connecting flight...

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The challenges of coffee suppliers in Colombia

11 December 2012

As soon we got to Bogota, we felt absorbed by the size of the city and its wonderful blend of old and new architecture and its vibrant culture. We stayed overnight in Bogota and very early in the morning...

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Meeting the coffee suppliers of Costa Rica

06 December 2012

The second reason was to experience the country’s ecological credentials and how they apply to the growing of green coffee beans and coffee production. We could also take the opportunity to attend Sintercafe,...

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