The tree of life. Barú Volcano

Its been a year since my last trip to Panama. Our partners Mario and Payim, from Mil Cumbres Farm are waiting for me. They are the keepers of our coffee sanctuary, a magical place 1700 m above sea level by the volcano, the ideal altitude to grow the best coffee »

Factors to be considered by coffee farmers

Environmental factors leave a great impact on the flavor a coffee bean may express. The topography, altitude and soil composition all determine the flavor profile of coffee beans belonging to that region. Every coffee cultivar has its specific taste and aroma, but same cultivar if grown in different regions of »

The Art of Hand Harvesting

Producing a great cup of coffee involves so many steps, no surprise there. Every step requires skill and not just roasting, or brewing. Early steps like harvesting the coffee cherries also play as determinant factor in how the final cup might taste like. The big challenge with coffee cherry harvest »

Natural Processed or Washed Coffee

From tree to our cups, there is a lot that happens to the coffee fruits. Coffees that we prepare our drinks from are basically the beans obtained from the bright red (or yellow or green) coffee cherries bunched up together as you may have seen in many pictures. But as »

New Packaging - Same Passion

We are launching a new visual identity that contains everything from the logo to new packaging hoping to connect with individuals who have an appreciation for design, culture and quality. Our new packaging has achieved an expression that is not just eye-catching but also that feels good in your hand. »

Cupping

To enter the specialty sector of coffee market; coffee beans must go through the cupping and grading sessions. However the growers; the farmers aren’t trained in these areas. Most farmers don’t even roast their beans. There is a lot of work that goes into the beans before roasting »

Coffee and Climate

The climate change is here. Natural catastrophes used to be abnormalities are becoming more like patterns. Temperatures are rising and the land availability is becoming a huge. Deforestation for agriculture and domestication is severely damaging the weather patterns and disasters like tsunami that are potentially resisted by mangroves are causing »

Bee Keeping, a second income for coffee farmers

Beekeeping is nothing new for Guatemalan and Mexican regions for the practice can be traced back to ancient Mayan civilizations who used to keep the stingless bees (Melipona beecheii), as the symbol of god Aj Muzen Kab’. Fast forward to 19th century and the Europeans were settling in Latin America. »

"Single origin" coffee, a trend, but what does it really mean?

Not every single detail the word “single origin” carries can be explained in one line. The term has a broad definition. One important aspect that explains the term is where the coffee is from originally and that it is not a blend of coffee beans from varied parts of the »