Category: Miscellanea

165. The coffee cupper’s prayer

Until recently, the most memorable reference to coffee cupping I had ever read was the analogy made in The Coffee Cupper’s Manifesto by Paul Katzeff — founder of Thanksgiving Coffee, former SCAA president, political firebrand and baseball fanatic. Then, on a recent visit to Honduras, I discovered the coffee cupper’s prayer.

138. And now for something completely different

With apologies to Monty Python (and to anyone who might object to reading here about something other than coffee): today’s post is about cacao.  Not just any cacao, but cacao fino de aroma from Ecuador, one of the world’s finest varietals.  I recently visited the Ecuadoran Amazon, where we will soon be starting the Borderlands […]

136. Borderlands seeking coffee professional

Our work with smallholder coffee farmers has been focused to date on Central America and Mexico.  Soon, we will be expanding our coffee footprint in the Americas to include the Borderlands Coffee Project in coffee communities on both sides of the Colombia-Ecuador border.  We look forward to sharing here insights from those projects as they […]