Finca Comunitaria la Florida Guatemala (English Subtitles)

Finca Comunitaria La Florida is a collectively run community that is producing organic coffee in Chuva, Colomba, Quetzaltenango Guatemala. The former landless campesinos(farmers) formed a union, SCIDECO(Sociedad Civil para el Desarrollo de Colomba) in the 1980s in order to gain rights of landless workers. The members occupied a part of abandoned coffee finca “La Florida”…

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Source Report: Guatemala, February 2011

Source Report: Guatemala, February 2011 Last week, I was in Guatemala visiting our friends at Finca Nuevo Vinas and also exploring the diversity of coffee within this beautiful country.ย  My journey began with some intensive cupping as a starting point for the direction I would take.ย  Guatemala is blessed with a number of distinct microclimates,…

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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 ofย  Honduras through streams and around hairpin turns,…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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