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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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    • Guatemala
  • 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.
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    • El Salvador
  • Gallery: A glimpse into Las Capucas, Copán
    • Blog
    Gallery: A glimpse into Las Capucas, Copán

    Photo Gallery, A glimpse into Las Capucas, Copán
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    • Honduras
  • From exotic cup to 85+: Sierra Nevada is dressing up to a new fashion
    • Blog
    From exotic cup to 85+: Sierra Nevada is dressing up to a new fashion

    "A group of farmers from Campesino backgrounds decided it was time to rebrand to embrace a different fashion: cup quality."
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    • Colombia
  • The Santander Cluster: San Fernando and Buena Vista
    • Blog
    The Santander Cluster: San Fernando and Buena Vista

    Growing coffee is more than a business. It is a life investment and a family legacy. Read the story of the Mancillas and the Carliers in Santander, Colombia.
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    • Colombia
  • The Coffee Cluster: La Pradera and Forestal Café
    • Blog
    The Coffee Cluster: La Pradera and Forestal Café

    Discover the people behind Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera and Forestal Café: organic specialty coffees from Santander, Northern Colombia.
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    • Colombia
  • Jumping on Tanzania’s roller coaster
    • Interview
    Jumping on Tanzania’s roller coaster

    Neel & Vera, farmers based in Tanzania, find time to trial new fermentation methods in the midst of political instability and trade breakdown
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    • Tanzania
  • Meet the farmer: Alessandro Hervaz talks about the Brazilian harvest and his approach to naturals
    • Interview
    Meet the farmer: Alessandro Hervaz talks about the Brazilian harvest and his approach to naturals

    Learning how to cup skyrocketed Brazilian farmer Alessandro Hervaz’ journey in coffee. He followed his palate and decided to innovate on post-harvest practices. This lead him to place amongst the 8 best in two consecutive editions of Cup of Excellence. With a simple change, Alessandro says he can remove astringency from unripe cherries and minimize the negative consequences of a difficult harvest.
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    • Brazil