When we started our Bee Project in Guatemala in 2015, we were looking to help diversify income and nutrition for the families growing our Liberacion coffee. What we didn’t know was that in addition to that, the project had a significant impact on empowering the women in the area.
Back in August 2018 the world market price for coffee dropped below 1 US dollar for the first time in 12 years. Today the price is slightly above one dollar but commodity coffee prices have been low for several months and if prices continue to stay low this could have a devastating effect on many coffee producing communities around the world.
Here is the most exciting news of our summer 2018! We are very excited to announce that we swapped out our San Franciscan drum roaster for a new Loring Smart Roaster- and here is why this is an awesome move!
One of the trends we’ve seen a noticeable rise in over the past few years, is the popularity of decaffeinated coffee. No longer does decaf need to mean ‘not great coffee’. We’re particularly proud of our new Decaf Andes Mountains Organic, Peru and we now even have a full range of decaf coffees. Key to what makes a good decaf is how is the decaffeination process. We get asked a lot about how the process works. So I thought I’d take the time to explain a little more about what makes a decaf…a good decaf.