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 […]
The glitch that has had me offline for the past few weeks has finally been resolved. Thanks, Peter!
Twelve parting shots from my recent travels in El Salvador.
Portraits of smallholder cooperative leaders in El Salvador.
The sad-but-true story of the worst cup of coffee ever brewed.
Images from my most recent visit to Nicaragua.
Merry Christmas from the coffeelands — the 2010 CAFE Livelihoods Christmas card.
A few weeks ago I posted some photos of “coffee coins” — private currency that used to circulate on the coffee estates here in Guatemala before the system was abolished in 1925. Today, two examples of paper coffee currency.
I am now the proud owner of a handful of fichas de finca — the coins with which plantation owners here in Guatemala used to pay their workers in lieu of government-issued currency. As I understand it, they were only good at the “company stores” that estate owners set up for workers (along with housing, […]