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Why roasters are choosing to be price takers
As defining “fair prices” for coffee remains elusive, specialty roasters are targeting power imbalances in sourcing to ensure better pay for farmers. Learn why roasters are choosing to become price takers and find resources to guide your pricing decisions.
Algrano Market Trends Review 2022
The new Algrano Market Review highlights the stabilising effect of long-term relationships on coffee supply and prices with more than 60% of surveyed coffee roasters and producers wanting to invest more in direct trade practices in 2022.
What if women ruled the supply chain?
Learn about Equal Origin's Gender Equity Index, Grounds for Empowerment's female producer business skills workshops, Gente del Futuro's coffee skills trainee program and Bean Voyage's informal networks and positive masculinity workshops. The best part is that you can get involved in all these projects! How? Watch the recording to find out...
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- El Salvador
Your Guide to Sourcing and Selling Green Coffee Directly
Download the guide to learn. Producers: about buyers’ needs and how to make offers they can’t resist. Roasters: find out how to communicate and plan, build direct relationships, and access the best lots that never make it to the offer lists.
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
Talk about coffee fermentation with Lucia Solis
What is fermentation? What is intrinsic flavour? Are there flavours that are "painted onto" coffee? Mill consultant and fermentation specialist with a background in winemaking Lucia Solis answer these questions and more. In this webinar, Lucia covers anaerobic fermentation redundancy, intrinsic versus extrinsic flavours, microbial precursors and microbial origins.
Cropster & Algrano Series Episode 2
Storytelling is one of the most effective ways for buyers and sellers to build strong and transparent relationships. However, who owns and controls these stories and narratives has often been one-sided. In our second webinar with Algrano we are joined by Philip Schallberger of Kaffeemacher and Diego Robelo of Aquiares Costa Rica to hear some terrific stories and discuss the importance of owning your narrative to empower your presence across the supply chain.
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Why sometimes you just have to add things to coffee: on fermentation and adulteration
Why we’re probably not using the word “infused” right, what really happens when a farmer adds fruit to coffee and why we should think twice before calling that adulteration. Read about how one of the loudest voices in coffee approaches the subject and learn about other lesser-known benefits of fermentation such as batch consistency, longer shelf-life and why the process doesn’t have to go beyond (more or less) 36 hours.
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.
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.
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…
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...