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  • Brazil: Why Is Organic Coffee Rare?
    • Research
    • Case study
    Brazil: Why Is Organic Coffee Rare?

    This is a complete guide to the context of organic coffee production in Brazil. It also introduces the partnership of APAS Coffee in the South of Minas Gerais and Kaffeemacher in Switzerland.
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    • Brazil
  • Rast Kaffee: How to Source the Best Green Coffee Online
    • Case study
    Rast Kaffee: How to Source the Best Green Coffee Online

    We asked one of the largest roasters in Switzerland: how do you choose the right coffee when you buy online? Find the six questions Beatrice Rast asks herself here.
    published

    • Brazil
  • Tchibo Rarity Coffees: Pro Tips to Market Rare Beans
    • Case study
    Tchibo Rarity Coffees: Pro Tips to Market Rare Beans

    Learn how Sourcing & Origin Manager Lea Essing selects standout coffees and how she involves coffee producers in the marketing process.
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    • Guatemala
  • A solution in logistics for roasters & producers in trusted partnerships
    • Product
    • Case study
    A solution in logistics for roasters & producers in trusted partnerships

    Algrano’s no-hassle logistics is helping Nomad Coffee and Finca Las Brisas grow their relationship. They can access more lots beyond the ones available in the marketplace and pay a cheaper service fee at the end, getting the coffee freshly delivered in a convenient timeframe.
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    • El Salvador
  • Sourcing direct from a small farmer in Brazil helps this roaster thrive
    • Case study
    Sourcing direct from a small farmer in Brazil helps this roaster thrive

    Kaffehaus built his coffee shop & roastery around stories, moving away from the “quality lab” look and reclaiming the original role of coffee houses. The roastery’s relationship with Capadócia Coffee is key to making that work.
    published

    • Brazil
  • Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price
    • Case study
    Pre-contracting helped this roaster secure coffee at the best price

    Quarter Horse Coffee in the UK is pre-contracting more and more. By acting fast, they avoided the price rally in 2021 following the Brazilian frost. They also secured one of the few lots available to source directly from Costa Rica in 2022 despite the country’s lower production, which led to most coffees selling out.
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  • How a roaster’s brand can build buzz around a coffee producer
    • Case study
    How a roaster’s brand can build buzz around a coffee producer

    Buying full containers is not the only way to support the people behind your coffee. Brand collaborations and recommendations help boost producers’ reputations and get them more good customers.
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    • Rwanda
  • The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy
    • Case study
    The service providers making direct coffee sourcing easy

    With the growth in relationship-based trade, intermediaries are called to reinvent themselves and give control to roasters and producers. This is where The Guat Lab and Algrano come in. With a service-provider approach, coffee buyers - like Hoppenworth & Ploch in Germany - can build relationships without taking new risks.
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    • Guatemala
  • You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how
    • Case study
    You can buy from the same farm every year and still get new, exciting coffees. This is how

    Swedish roastery Gringo Nordic combines a variety of exciting beans with consistent qualities from decade-old partner Finca San José in El Salvador. Just because he buys from the same farm every year, it doesn’t mean he’s always getting the same coffees…
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    • El Salvador
  • Girls Who Grind Coffee & Bean Voyage: why partners should match your values
    • Case study
    Girls Who Grind Coffee & Bean Voyage: why partners should match your values

    The idea of customer acquisition based on rare coffees is getting outdated. This is why the UK female roastery Girls Who Grind Coffee built a brand with values that consumers want to support. And they can’t do that without the help of matching suppliers like Bean Voyage.
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    • Costa Rica
  • Why Blum Kaffee puts relationships before quality
    • Case study
    Why Blum Kaffee puts relationships before quality

    Swiss roaster impressed restaurants and grew in hospitality despite the pandemic. Their secret? A fruity Ethiopian natural produced by Boledu Coffee and a relationship-driven sourcing model that shows their customers what they are really about.
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    • Ethiopia
  • There is more to Kenya than notes of lemon and tomato
    • Case study
    There is more to Kenya than notes of lemon and tomato

    UK-based roastery stopped sourcing from the same big exporter everyone else uses in Kenya to buy from the same producers every year through Vava Angwenyi. They describe the fun of exploring different regions and flavour profiles and how access to atypical lots helped them carve a niche following of Kenyan coffee lovers.
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    • Kenya