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  • Simplifying Direct Sourcing with Cropster
    • Webinar
    Simplifying Direct Sourcing with Cropster

    Algrano and Cropster spoke with Hannes Fendrich of Coffee Circle to learn about the challenges, opportunities, and philosophies of direct sourcing from the roaster's perspective. With Hannes, Marcus Young of Cropster and Luiza Furquim of Algrano discuss how technology can improve direct sourcing through traceability, roaster/producer matchmaking, simplified logistics, and transparently sharing quality reports. Hannes shared how his solutions from Cropster and Algrano simplify direct sourcing.
    published

  • How to break the link between specialty and the C-price & other questions roasters are asking
    • Blog
    How to break the link between specialty and the C-price & other questions roasters are asking

    Understand the reactions triggered by the increase in the C-price, how producers in Brazil and Peru are responding to it and get sound advice from our sales manager Toom Booth.
    published

    • Brazil
    • Peru
  • The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021
    • Harvest report
    The impact of frost and drought on Brazilian coffee in 2021

    Brazil has faced severe drought since September 2020. This led to higher percentages of malformed beans and screen sizes below 16. Selection and dry-milling will keep defects from reaching roasters but have reduced farms’ productivity.
    published

    • Brazil
  • Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect
    • Case study
    Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect

    The quality of Rwanda's coffee has skyrocketed in the last decade. However, many buyers remain reticent about this origin because they fear the infamous Potato Taste Defect (PTD). Though PTD can't be 100% avoided, it is under scrutiny in the country and its incidence has decreased as quality improved. Now, some progressive roasters are willing to take the risk. Friedhats, a specialty roastery in Amsterdam, talks about their experience with the origin and how they are enjoying a partnership with Gasharu in Nyamasheke. They are not looking back...
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    • Rwanda
  • Algrano's lexicon: the difference between a seller and a producer
    • Product
    Algrano's lexicon: the difference between a seller and a producer

    Algrano started referring to growers as either sellers or producers. This change of terms was put in place to reflect more accurately the roles of different actors in the supply chain. The word grower has become too broad and vague to communicate how different organizations act in the producing countries available on Algrano. By doing this, we hope to make it easier for roasters to understand who is involved in the sale of a given coffee and to provide extra transparency.
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  • Café Selva Norte: the environmental project in Peru you should support to reduce your carbon footprint
    • Interview
    Café Selva Norte: the environmental project in Peru you should support to reduce your carbon footprint

    Deforestation is one of the main causes behind the emission of greenhouse gases in Peru and growing coffee under full sun, a practice which became common after the leaf rust crisis in 2013, is one of the contributing factors. To fight this, agroforestry project developer Ecotierra created the Café Selva Norte initiative. Read our interview with Guillaume Nadeau, Deputy CEO of Ecotierra Canada, to learn how the project supports cooperatives through microcredit, seedlings and technical assistance to farmers so they can transition from full sun to a healthy shade-grown crop, which will also improve their yields and double their income.
    published

    • Peru
  • Harvest news - June 2021
    • Harvest report
    Harvest news - June 2021

    The market is in a moment of transition from a wave of panic and uncertainty to more optimism and stability. The current unpredictability was caused mainly by the reduced Brazilian crop (which has just started), the protests in Colombia and the global container shortage. These factors led to a surge in speculation, further increased due to the depreciation of the American dollar and the subsequent increase in the purchasing of coffee futures by funds and investors. Get up to speed, learn more on what's happening in the producing countries with our new Harvest News summary - a collection of quick origin facts bringing you the hottest information from the fields.
    published

  • What is a fair price to pay to a small coffee farmer in Peru?
    • Research
    • Webinar
    What is a fair price to pay to a small coffee farmer in Peru?

    Exporting company Allpa Ruru breaks down the cost of production and earnings of Peruvian smallholders, compares current numbers to the country's estimated living income and presents key facts about the payment structure and the local supply chain. See how much farmers are getting paid and what they need to make a living.
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    • Peru
  • Five things you can do now to reduce supply chain uncertainty
    • Blog
    Five things you can do now to reduce supply chain uncertainty

    This May, Algrano hosted an Instagram Live with Mario Alarcon and Christian Starry of The Guat Lab in Guatemala. The main topic of discussion was supply chain uncertainty. The coffee industry continues to struggle with retail disruptions caused by the pandemic, which in turn led to great supply chain volatility. Though it can be hard to find a silver lining in all this, COVID has had an unexpected equalizing effect. Suddenly, we were all in the same boat.
    published

    • Guatemala
  • Central America Harvest Report 2021
    • Harvest report
    Central America Harvest Report 2021

    The latest harvest promises to be a fine vintage for Central American coffees. It's a year that producers will remember. Why? Download the report to find out. Keep yourself up to date with origin news and understand the conditions in which your coffees are being grown. This harvest report was produced in partnership with farmers and summarises interviews conducted with 10 growers about the status of the harvest.
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    • Guatemala
    • Honduras
    • Costa Rica
    • El Salvador
  • Take Control of Your Supply Chain With The New Sourcing Planner
    • Product
    Take Control of Your Supply Chain With The New Sourcing Planner

    Have you seen the new sourcing planner on Algrano? It first appeared on your dashboard in February and allowed roasters create their own sourcing calendar for origins they are interested in. Now you can tailor it to your needs even more and follow only specific growers or coffee profiles and see the ordering and shipping windows this year.
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  • What’s happening with the price of coffee in Brazil - and what you can do about it
    • Blog
    What’s happening with the price of coffee in Brazil - and what you can do about it

    “Why are Brazilian coffees more expensive this year?” roasters asked. To answer this question, we spoke to our long term partners at SanCoffee in Campos das Vertentes, Minas Gerais, to give roasters a quick update about what’s going on on the ground. 
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    • Brazil