Posts Tagged ‘nicaragua’

What is Fair Trade Coffee?

When a product features the Fair Trade USA logo, the nonprofit organization Fair Trade USA has certified that the people who produce that product are justly compensated for their work; in the case of fair trade coffee, the Fair Trade logo indicates that coffee farmers have received a price per pound that equates to livable 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

Processing Methods & Plant Cultivars

Nicaragua – Mierisch Family                 Our Green Coffee Buyer Bob Benck, takes us on a journey to Nicaragua – where we will explore different Cultivars and the effects of varying Processing Methods. Our friends and longtime partners, the Mierisch Family, have put great effort into experimenting with both Read more

Coffee from Nicaragua

Once again, come join green buyer Bob Benck on a journey to the beautiful country of Nicaragua. This country is on the forefront of both tradition and technology and it provides us with a kaleidoscope of flavors! We will learn about the complex co-op system unique to Nicaragua that is responsible for the production of Read more

2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence: Days 4 & 5

The final round of the 2011 Nicaragua COE offered some amazingly well balanced coffees with tart acidity and rich bodies.

Off to the 2011 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence

I will be representing Batdorf & Bronson at this year’s Nicaragua Cup of Excellence. This will be my second time participating as a juror for the COE. Being selected again and having the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua is quite an honor. Tasting the preeminent coffees this country has to offer is something I am Read more