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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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  • What is direct sourcing? Is it the same thing as direct trade?
    What is direct sourcing? Is it the same thing as direct trade?

    Life is too short to discuss what direct trade is, so call it what you want. However, as the industry moves away from the slippery concept, we choose to highlight a sourcing model that is more accurate to what really happens in the supply chain and that gets right the things that direct trade got wrong.
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  • How Bell Lane Coffee built a relationship with Canta Galo Farm from a 3 bag order
    • Case study
    How Bell Lane Coffee built a relationship with Canta Galo Farm from a 3 bag order

    New to direct sourcing? Read Niko's story. The Irish roaster exchanged messages with Brazilian producer Heron on Algrano and quickly connected. Now in the second year of their relationship, Bell Lane contracted 160 bags and secured their favourite micro-lot before the harvest even started…
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    • Brazil
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • It’s OK to say no. It’s not OK to say nothing: Takeaways from the Mexico virtual trip
    • Webinar
    It’s OK to say no. It’s not OK to say nothing: Takeaways from the Mexico virtual trip

    The Ensambles team is young and extremely committed to their work with farmers. When speaking to them, there is no brushing the hard stuff under the rug. Here are our main takeaways from the discussion, from bad prices and systems which keep farmers ignorant to the need to share feedback and market information.
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    • Mexico
  • 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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  • 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 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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