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  • Peru 2020 Shortlisted Series: giving Peruvian farmers a second chance
    • Blog
    Peru 2020 Shortlisted Series: giving Peruvian farmers a second chance

    Cup of Excellence (CoE), the largest quality competition for coffee on the globe, is still new to Peruvian farmers. The first edition took place in 2017, only 3 years ago.
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    • Peru
  • Why roasters should negotiate prices with growers:  4 tips how to do it
    • Blog
    Why roasters should negotiate prices with growers:  4 tips how to do it

    All the coffee lots you find at Algrano have been priced by the producers. All offers made by them are also based on fixed prices, which is nothing unusual when it comes to specialty micro-lots, but not necessarily the norm when it comes to commercial lots, which can also be priced based on differentials. Pricing coffee is a complex topic that relies on the knowledge a producer has of the market beyond the NY rates. Sometimes the pricing is spot on. Sometimes it isn’t. 
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  • “Quality, transparency and the story” - how Langøra builds strong coffee partnerships
    • Case study
    “Quality, transparency and the story” - how Langøra builds strong coffee partnerships

    Langøra, a Norwegian roastery and an ambassador of Algrano, is a strong proponent of transparency and quality in coffee. Prior to the TRØNDELAG KAFFEFESTIVAL festival we spoke to Kristian Helgesen, the owner of Langøra, and Allan `Botre, BDR  from SanCoffee - a coop from Brazil they’ve built a partnership with via Algrano, about the businesses’ core values and what is the impact of the direct relationship on both sides. 
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    • Brazil
  • EXW -> FCA: change of Algrano terms
    • Product
    EXW -> FCA: change of Algrano terms

    Algrano is happy to announce the migration from EXW to FCA contract terms as of Monday, August 10th, to provide more cost transparency to our customers.
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  • Set up custom coffee alerts and save time browsing
    • Product
    Set up custom coffee alerts and save time browsing

    Keeping track of all amazing coffees available in the market is not an easy job. To help you stay on top of things and get the latest information about coffees that match your requirements, we're excited to introduce the "My Interest" feature. 
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  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab + Jumarp: a Danish-Peruvian synergy
    • Case study
    Copenhagen Coffee Lab + Jumarp: a Danish-Peruvian synergy

    Read the story of a Nordic roastery Copenhagen Coffee Lab and a Peruvian cooperative Jumarp to see a great example of how simple yet exciting can a direct coffee relationship be. 
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    • Peru
  • Caferwa: A link to Rwanda’s past and eyes on the future
    • Interview
    Caferwa: A link to Rwanda’s past and eyes on the future

    Caferwa was founded in 1995, right after the genocide against the Tutsi. Historically, Rwanda had only produced semi-washed coffees. After the genocide, however, the new government decided to give the sector a boost.
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    • Rwanda
  • The magic behind Gasharu’s coffee
    • Interview
    The magic behind Gasharu’s coffee

    Many people today would describe coffee as magical. As a child growing up in rural Rwanda in the 1990s, the bean had a real superstitious quality to it for Valentin Kimenyi.
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    • Rwanda
  • Fairtrade and high-quality: Taza Dorada competition lots online for the first time
    • Blog
    Fairtrade and high-quality: Taza Dorada competition lots online for the first time

    A story about the finest Mexican coffees of the year, Fairtrade competition, COVID challenges and digital opportunities. 
    published

    • Mexico
  • Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020
    • Harvest report
    Harvest report Mexico - Oaxaca 2020

    Coffee production in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, comes mainly from smallholder farms. The plots of local growers are on average much smaller than the ones located at the neighbouring states of Veracruz and Chiapas. The distances between farms also make it hard for producers to organize themselves.
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    • Mexico
  • Leaving the shadow of Antigua: Discover Palencia and Ciudad Vieja
    • Blog
    Leaving the shadow of Antigua: Discover Palencia and Ciudad Vieja

    Antigua was Guatemala’s first coffee “brand”. Nestled in a valley near 3 volcanoes, Antigua started cultivating coffee in the mid-1800s, when the national production of indigo for dyes collapsed. Since the rise of the specialty industry in the early 2000s and the subsequent trend for more traceability in the supply chain, Guatemalan growers have adapted.
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    • Guatemala
  • Shipping service: removing the logistics blockers for direct coffee trade
    • Product
    Shipping service: removing the logistics blockers for direct coffee trade

    We are excited to announce the launch of the new feature allowing growers and roasters to find an exporter and a shared container for their coffee sourced directly.
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