Posts Tagged ‘COFFEE FARM’

Visiting Coffee Farms with Atlanta Chefs

Our coffee buyer, Bob Benck, travelled last month with some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and Batdorf partners. They visited a few of the coffee farms that make our amazing coffees possible.  Recently I traveled to visit three of our supply partners in both Costa Rica and Guatemala.  This is not unusual for me, I regularly Read more

What is Relationship Coffee?

Many roasters use the term “direct trade” to describe some or all of the green coffee they purchase for roasting, and there are numerous definitions of direct trade among roasters. At Batdorf & Bronson we use the term “Relationship Coffee” to describe not only the obvious, that we know the farmer personally and have visited Read more

On the Road: Costa Rica Part Two – AFAORCA

Here is part two (read part one here) of Emma’s wonderful Costa Rica trip log. In part two Emma describes the team’s visit to the AFAORCA Cooperative during the christening of their new dry mill and joins in on the end of harvest celebrations. AFAORCA—The Co-op After we packed up our bags and loaded up Read more

On the Road: Costa Rica Part One – La Minita Estate

A small group from our Customer Service and Retail departments joined Bob on his latest visit to a few plantations in Costa Rica. They were there to learn about coffee production, harvesting, and processing at the source. One member of the party, Emma Sinclair–customer service rep. extraordinaire, maintained an excellent travel log and you can Read more