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  • 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.
    published

    • 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.
    published

  • Demystifying Digital Relationships - Webinar with Gringo Nordic and Neues Schwarz
    • Case study
    • Webinar
    Demystifying Digital Relationships - Webinar with Gringo Nordic and Neues Schwarz

    Real partnerships between roasters and growers are not only more sustainable, but they are also fun and good for business. This is a recording of a panel discussion on how digital platforms like Algrano can make direct coffee relationships easier and accessible to the players of any size.
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  • How two growers are building a better supply chain in Guatemala
    • Interview
    How two growers are building a better supply chain in Guatemala

    The quality of Mexican coffee can be spectacular. To understand where the quality comes from, we will now introduce you to two coffee areas and the producers we visited this year, starting with Veracruz.
    published

    • Guatemala
  • Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020
    • Harvest report
    Harvest report Mexico - Veracruz 2020

    The quality of Mexican coffee can be spectacular. To understand where the quality comes from, we will now introduce you to two coffee areas and the producers we visited this year, starting with Veracruz.
    published

    • Mexico
  • Experience Guatemala - Take the virtual origin trip with Algrano
    • Webinar
    Experience Guatemala - Take the virtual origin trip with Algrano

    A virtual experience designed to help you explore Guatemalan coffee scene and meet Fernando, Karen, André, Christian and Mario - five Guatemalan producers dedicated to quality and innovation!
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    • Guatemala
  • IWCA El Salvador: female leaders bringing unity to a divided country
    • Blog
    IWCA El Salvador: female leaders bringing unity to a divided country

    How AMCES (Alianza de Mujeres en Café de El Salvador), one of the seven coffee producer guilds operating in El Salvador, is standing out for its efforts to unify the sector and bring growers together through education.
    published

    • El Salvador
  • Harvest report El Salvador 2020
    • Harvest report
    Harvest report El Salvador 2020

    All Central American countries showed a downward trend in production this season and El Salvador is no exception, as our team learned during our visit to Central America this February.
    published

    • El Salvador
  • How can I build strong relationships with growers?
    • Blog
    How can I build strong relationships with growers?

    How can I build strong relationships with the growers? Today we answer a bonus question, in response to Perfect Daily Grind's blog: 5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer.
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  • Cut in half: what is behind the production losses in Copán’s highlands
    • Harvest report
    Cut in half: what is behind the production losses in Copán’s highlands

    The Honduran Discoveries starts on March 16th with 10 lots from Co-operativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (or simply Capucas). Looking for better prices after a particularly difficult harvest, Capucas is investing in anaerobic fermentation and dingle-farm coffees. Read our blog to understand how they are fighting against all odds to deliver exceptional coffee.
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    • Honduras