Higher Grounds Trading Company // Peru Pangoa Julia Sulca Pillaca Microlot

Tucked away in the central Amazon region of Peru, just east of the Andean mountain range that runs through the center of the country, CAC Peru Pangoa (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa) has been serving its members since 1977. The coop […]

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Higher Grounds Trading Company // APECAP Ecuador, Gonzalo Castillo Microlot

Higher Grounds Trading Company // APECAP Ecuador, Gonzalo Castillo Microlot

Gonzalo Castillo conducts a meticulous selection of cherries of his coffee, selecting only the reddest, ripest cherries for depulping. Coffee is picked most mornings and depulped by 5 PM. The coffee undergoes dry fermentation for 14 hours and is washed the […]

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Higher Grounds Trading Company // Peru Norandino Natural

Higher Grounds Trading Company // Peru Norandino Natural

Peru Norandino Cooperative is an association of small-scale coffee producers in northern Peru. The 90 grassroots organizations with more than 6,600 producers, located on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains in Piura. Cooperativa Norandino brings together three important coffee […]

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery // Guatemala Finca Monte David

Starbucks Reserve Roastery // Guatemala Finca Monte David

Surrounded by three towering volcanoes, the lake and surrounding hills provide perfect coffee-growing conditions: temperature is moderate, and rains soften the deep, volcanic soil. High among the hillside villages, veteran coffee farmer Don Joel harvests Caturra and Catuai varietals for […]

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ROWSTER Coffee // Brazil Carmo de Minas

ROWSTER Coffee // Brazil Carmo de Minas

The 100 years of tradition in coffee-growing in Carmo de Minas, in southern Minas Gerais, are interlaced with the history of the Sertão Group / Carmo de Minas. The first cultivation of coffee in the region occurred at the Sertão […]

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