As 2018 departs, we look forward to the new year, to the opportunities it brings, but also, crucially, to the first harvest of 2019. The trees are healthy and abundantly fruitful. We cannot wait to harvest the new crop and share it with you all. There are many options in the marketplace, we know, and we are committed to creating not only the highest quality coffee, but doing so in a responsible and fair manner. Industry can be a force for good! Please take a minute to let us know what is important to you when “voting with your dollars”. Not only will it helpRead More →

On the Fifth Day of Christmas there are no gold rings for small scale coffee farmers. Do you know that, traditionally, when farmers sell a box of coffee (about 30lbs of ripe red coffee cherries), to a processor, they are paid around 60% of the agreed price per box. Then the final payment (wrongly called bonus) is paid at the end of August or September.  This actually allows the large buyers/processors to invest that 40% to process the coffee to green bean, ship, trade and collect for their sales. The $$$ are never placed in escrow for small farmers and they earned no interest on thatRead More →