Roasting & Sourcing

Origin Series: Costa Rica

Origin Series: Costa Rica

Origin Series delves into coffee-growing regions around the world and turns you into a knowledgeable coffee snob. This time, we take you to volcanic Costa Rica, a Central American country that produces less than 1% of the world’s coffee, but has earned a reputation for producing some of the world's finest. HISTORY Coffee was introduced to Costa Rica in the late 18th century by Spanish settlers, who recognised the region's potential with its rich volcanic soil and ideal climate. By the early 19th century, coffee cultivation was thriving, strongly encouraged by the government, which offered land to potential coffee growers and other...

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Origin Series: Papua New Guinea

Origin Series: Papua New Guinea

Origin Series delves into coffee growing regions around the world and turns you into a knowledgeable coffee snob. In this first installment, we set our sights on the lush, mountainous landscapes of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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The gender gap in coffee production, and those who fight it

The gender gap in coffee production, and those who fight it

Women’s contribution to the coffee growing industry is significant: up to 70% of the labour is provided by women on average across coffee-producing countries, reaching up to 90% in some countries for field work and harvesting. But even though women make up a large majority of the workforce, only a third of them own and operate coffee farms. In fact, systemic gender gaps are prevalent across the growing industry, from access to land, information and finance, to the unequal distribution of responsibilities, with women performing the more labour-intensive tasks like harvesting and men playing a key role in marketing and...

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The importance of Sustainable Coffee

The importance of Sustainable Coffee

Sustainably sourced coffee products let you know a few things. It tells the consumer their purchase directly supports farming families in the developing world through fair prices, environmental stewardship and community development.

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