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  • The principles behind Algrano's direct sourcing
    • Blog
    The principles behind Algrano's direct sourcing

    To source directly means simply that it is the producers who make you offers when the coffees are still in their possession. The quality, price and samples you get come straight from them. This model has a lot of potential but it is only as ethical as the roaster who embraces it. Below are the principles we endorse to make direct sourcing a tool for positive change.
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  • Beyond cup scores and blind cuppings: insights from the El Salvador virtual tour
    • Webinar
    • Blog
    Beyond cup scores and blind cuppings: insights from the El Salvador virtual tour

    Female coffee producers, asymmetry of information in the coffee industry, and a virtual tour of El Salvador
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    • El Salvador
  • 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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  • 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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  • A marketplace, shipping and quality assurance: the services offered by Algrano
    • Blog
    A marketplace, shipping and quality assurance: the services offered by Algrano

    A series of blog posts in response to Perfect Daily Grind's blog: 5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer
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