Why brokers are so important to coffee roasters

Want to know a great secret in the coffee roasting world? Coffee brokers. Coffee brokers are vital to a thriving coffee industry -- they ensure quality control, offer a lifeline to farms, assume the purchasing risk for roasters, and share information between growers and roasters.

Direct Trade or Fair Trade?

Let’s face it, coffee ethics and sourcing are complicated. Two decades ago, a savvy connoisseur only had to choose between Robusta and Arabica, regular and decaf. Today, a sophisticated drinker faces a myriad of options each time they purchase a pound or cup of coffee. One of those options – and one we find is... Continue Reading →

Coffee profile: El Eden Mexican Guerrero

El Eden's Mexican Guerrero comes to us from the El Eden Cooperative*, located in Atoyac de Alvarez, Guerrero, Mexico. Atoyac de Alvarez is located high in the jungle, approximately 200 miles southwest of Mexico City, nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Seirre Madre Sur Mountains to the north. Atoyac's location, though difficult to... Continue Reading →

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