Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category
Recently our all-star retail management team spent some time in Costa Rica learning about coffee production and processing at the origin.Talented photographer and coffee-bar manager Hilary Yarbrough brought her camera and has shown us what things are like on a coffee farm in Costa Rica. We have a more detailed trip report on the way, but Read more
Our own Carolyn Skye (creator of the legendary Skye’s Mountain Blend) and Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck visited Nicaragua to check in on two of our favorite green coffee producers; the Santo Domingo Co-op and the Miersch family. These two producers are responsible for our Organic Nicaragua, French Roast, and Organic French Roast. Here are Read more
Here is the latest report from Bob, on his recent visit to Guatemala! I recently traveled to Antigua Guatemala to visit with our producer partners, the Gonzales family of Finca el Valle. We hammered out our contract for the upcoming year and discussed current challenges they face. The harvest is slowly starting, the first delivery Read more
Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee (4.4 mb) Bob Benck, Batdorf & Bronson’s Green Coffee Buyer discusses the ways Relationship Coffee connects producers to consumers and consumers to coffee’s supply chain. Central America’s harvest is underway and Bob recently returned from Finca El Valle in Antigua, Read more
During the last weekend of August I was in Victoria, BC to attend For The Love of Coffee and to judge the Western Canadian Barista Championship and the Canadian Pairs Barista Competition. The events were organized and hosted by The Canadian Coffee Collective with Reg Barber’s assistance. It was great to experience the awesome things that are happening with Canada’s coffee culture Read more
The second day started off with two years of research regarding the “thin months” in Nicaragua when 85% of coffee farmers experience difficulty putting food on the table.