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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
  • How to break the link between specialty and the C-price & other questions roasters are asking
    • Blog
    How to break the link between specialty and the C-price & other questions roasters are asking

    Understand the reactions triggered by the increase in the C-price, how producers in Brazil and Peru are responding to it and get sound advice from our sales manager Toom Booth.
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    • Brazil
    • Peru
  • Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect
    • Case study
    Friedhats & Gasharu: Embracing Rwanda without fear of potato defect

    The quality of Rwanda's coffee has skyrocketed in the last decade. However, many buyers remain reticent about this origin because they fear the infamous Potato Taste Defect (PTD). Though PTD can't be 100% avoided, it is under scrutiny in the country and its incidence has decreased as quality improved. Now, some progressive roasters are willing to take the risk. Friedhats, a specialty roastery in Amsterdam, talks about their experience with the origin and how they are enjoying a partnership with Gasharu in Nyamasheke. They are not looking back...
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    • Rwanda
  • 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
  • A digital-first coffee brand: the secret behind GOAT STORY
    • Case study
    A digital-first coffee brand: the secret behind GOAT STORY

    To explore the power of digital even further, we interviewed Dusan Maticic from Goat Story - the coffee brand that has technology built into their DNA. He told us about multiple unexpected plot twists in the history of the company driven by the team’s passion for technology and good coffee. Read the full interview to learn the brand's story, what brought them to roasting and how digital channels can help a small roastery promote great products and stand out.
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  • 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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  • “Quality, transparency and the story” - how Langøra builds strong coffee partnerships
    • Case study
    “Quality, transparency and the story” - how Langøra builds strong coffee partnerships

    Langøra, a Norwegian roastery and an ambassador of Algrano, is a strong proponent of transparency and quality in coffee. Prior to the TRØNDELAG KAFFEFESTIVAL festival we spoke to Kristian Helgesen, the owner of Langøra, and Allan `Botre, BDR  from SanCoffee - a coop from Brazil they’ve built a partnership with via Algrano, about the businesses’ core values and what is the impact of the direct relationship on both sides. 
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    • Brazil
  • Copenhagen Coffee Lab + Jumarp: a Danish-Peruvian synergy
    • Case study
    Copenhagen Coffee Lab + Jumarp: a Danish-Peruvian synergy

    Read the story of a Nordic roastery Copenhagen Coffee Lab and a Peruvian cooperative Jumarp to see a great example of how simple yet exciting can a direct coffee relationship be. 
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    • Peru
  • 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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