In our latest installment of From the Source: Boyce Harries discusses coffee varieties, mutations, suckas, and cross-section examination at Chania Estate in Thika, Kenya. You can find our latest arrivals from Boyce in our Chania Estate and Oreti Offerings at cafeimports.com.
The YCFCU (Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union) was organized in 2002 in an effort to establish stability amidst fluctuating coffee prices. Recognized under the national labor union, the YCFCU represents 43,794 farmers over 6 districts including Yirgacheffe, Gedeb, Wanago, Dilla Zuria, Bule, and Kochere.
You can find our latest arrivals from YCFCU at cafeimports.com.
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In 2011, Café Imports green buyer Piero Cristiani was sourcing in Mexico with our producer partners at CESMACH, and saw that there were a considerable number of women producers dropping coffee off for processing. On the heels of our women's producer program in Guatemala with CODECH, Piero presented the program to CESMACH, in which coffee from independent women coffee producers are kept seperated. A premium is paid for these coffees, in an effort to support these strong women who, more often that not, are providing for their family as a single parent.
CI coffee traveler Luis Arocha, AKA "Lucho", discusses what you can expect out of this years Guatemala offerings, as well as his experience starting at Café Imports over 1 year ago and returning to his home country of Guatemala with a new perspective and role in the coffee industry.
Piero Cristiani has been working at Café Imports since 2010. He started in Customer Service and after 1 year he began his adventure as a green buyer. Piero discusses what it was like returning to his home country of El Salvador as a green buyer, and three projects he has been working on that we are very excited to have in our Salvadoran offerings this harvest.