De la Sierra Coffee

  De la Sierra Coffee comes from one family owned farm. The beans are never mixed, so that our coffee maintains its unique flavour. It is grown, harvested, dried & roasted in the high lands of Honduras in Central America. The rustic roads twist into the Mountains of  Honduras through streams and around hairpin turns, … Continue reading De la Sierra Coffee

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Coffee production in El Salvador

has fueled the Salvadoran economy and shaped its history for more than a century. Rapidly growing in the 19th century, coffee in El Salvador has traditionally provided more than 50% of the country's export revenues, reaching a peak in 1980 with a revenue of more than $615 million. With the political and economic turmoil resulting … Continue reading Coffee production in El Salvador

Coffee from Asociacion de Cafes Especiales de Nicaragua

NICARAGUA My fifth Q&A was with Julio Peralta, President of the Board, Asociacion de Cafes Especiales de Nicaragua. What are the biggest challenges facing the Nicaragua coffee industry? Right now there are a lot of financing issues for farmers that will allow them to improve infrastructure and become more efficient in production. We have to … Continue reading Coffee from Asociacion de Cafes Especiales de Nicaragua

New Crop Farm-Direct Guatemala Arrives

New Crop Farm-Direct Guatemala Arrives Ah, springtime is here, which means the arrival of new crop coffees from Central America and Africa. Last week, we unloaded a container from Ethiopia, including some lovely Yirgacheffe from the Kochere district, and today saw the arrival of our very own farm-direct Guatemalan coffee beans from Finca Nuevo Vinas. … Continue reading New Crop Farm-Direct Guatemala Arrives

Three Hurricane Irene Wine Pairings

What did I do when as soon as I heard there was a hurricane coming to New York City? I closed up shop, and I called my best sipping buddy. I told him to head over to the wine shop straightaway because, “we have to have some truly wonderful wine before the hurricane hits.” Liquor can have heartbreak and beer is great for ballgames, but nothing pairs better with natural disaster than wine.

Hurricane Irene | The Perfect Storm | WAITING FOR IRENE Brooklyn

That would the be the blizzard that walloped New York at the very end of 2010, creating havoc and seriously embarrassing billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was, apparently, off at his home in the part of the world where tropical storms originate. Even now, in the heat and dripping humidity as we await the next smack-down from Mother Nature, that blizzard informs what the city is doing to keep its citizens safe.