An invitation to Paradise from our CEO

As my business continues to evolve, I often get caught up in the moment — thinking about all the details, all the good and bad that come with our rapid growth and that keep me striving for more. But it is during my frequent travels, often looking out an airplane window, »

Fighting against Waste - Norway’s Unique Effort

Fighting against Waste - Norway’s Unique Effort This time we are looking at a very uncommon effort – because the waste we are talking about in this post is slightly different too. We are looking at food wastage and how a Norwegian chain of supermarket Lentusgruppen has come up with »

Shade Grown Coffee- Benefits to the Environment

Whether does the shade grown coffee taste better or not, there are whole bunch of reasons why we should, as customers, opt for it. Many species of living organisms are going extinct. Not just the polar bear that need a certain kind of climate to survive – but many bird and »

Soil management using farm waste- an affordable solution.

Soil management is an integral part of farming. The soil properties continually need to be improved and factors upon which soil fertility depends need to be administered. Two types of components are used to adjust soil properties; fertilizers and soil conditioners. Fertilizers are organic materials having a carbon-nitrogen ratio below »

Nicaragua Coffee

One of the poorest members of Latin America, Nicaragua grows some amazing coffee. Located to the north of and just beside Costa Rica, its economy relies greatly on agriculture and 50% of Nicaragua’s exports come from agriculture sector. Nicaragua has plenty of lakes and volcanoes on its land. The »

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 »

The 20/20 Project

To fight against poverty that plagues the lives of coffee farmers around the world, 20/20 project is working with coffee producer communities in Asia and Africa. Main targeted countries are Ethiopia from Africa and Nepal from Asia where 20/20 project is working to create useful connections among the »

When a dream becomes reality; Nicaragua

I'm writing todays post hoping to inspire you, sharing a story of a dream that became reality, wishing your dreams also come true. Back in 2010 our founder and CEO, Johan Pesenti, traveled to the mountains of Nicaragua. At that time, Johan had already worked in the coffee industry for »