Podcast, Episode 4: Relationship Coffee
|Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Relationship Coffee
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, Guatemala and is departing for Nicaragua soon.
Most farms report reduced yields this year. In this context Bob analyzes the benefits of Relationship Coffee and how it differs from other models of certification and direct trade models, and shares stories from recent farm visits.