This is a photo of me (Adam) and one of the kids on Augusta Caldarone farm in Colaya, Peru. We happen to be playing on stone beds, which provide a drying method unique to Peru. Typical drying is done on patios made of concrete or terra cotta. With stone beds, the natural granite stays cool at altitude… Read more »
We spend as much time as possible working with our growers around the world. See what we’ve been up to recently below.
Sourcing coffee with Milford
This is Milford. Earlier this year we went to Kenya, home of some of the best coffee and most wonderful producers we’ve worked with. After a few days sourcing the coffee, Milford took us to Masai Mara. It felt like being in a movie. We made fresh coffee on a blanket in the grass next… Read more »
Coffee cupping with Sam and Coto
Here we are in Guatemala with our dear friends Sam and Coto at a coffee cupping. Sort of like a wine tasting; we do a light roast on the beans (which is why the coffee looks almost like tea in the photo) to expose any possible defects. We swirl it around in the cup, smell… Read more »
Augusta drying her coffee
Augusta, drying her coffee on natural granite stone. Look closely and you’ll see a monkey carving, said to be 4,000 years old!
The fascinating thing about our production in Colaya is that everything is done by hand, so there is considerably less wastewater (typically, water waste is one of the biggest challenges in coffee production). In this photo, I was sitting with the team in Colaya (all Quechua natives, a detail I’ll get back to in a… Read more »