Posts Tagged ‘guatemala’

What are coffee defects?

A Guatemalan beneficio, or coffee mill, in the middle of August is a bit of a lonely place. The coffee is unripe on the trees and except for the occasional worker walking by outside with a cart full of pruning debris, the whole place feels rather empty. There are a few bags of coffee stacked about. Read more

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

Farm Update from our Green Coffee Buyer

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

Fall Coffee Lineup

Come get a sneak preview of our upcoming fall lineup! This is your opportunity to taste our new Mexico Organic offering from the Sierra Mixteca producing group. We will also get a sample of the Familia Fernandez offering from Honduras and our first taste of the much anticipated “Amarillo” from Finca El Valle in Antigua Read more

Guatemala Coffee Cupping!

Come join Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck, on a trip to Antigua Guatemala. The colonial city of Antigua is steeped in both history and a tradition of fine coffee. The region is home to some of the most sought after specialty coffees in the world and in particular Batdorf & Bronson’s Finca El Valle. Bob Read more