Rainforests – Jewels of the Earth

  We all know that sustainable practices are vital for responsible agriculture around the world and coffee is no exeption. Rainforests–so-called “jewels of the Earth” for their extraordinary biodiversity, a cornucopia of natural medicines, and crucial air quality function (nearly one-third of atmospheric oxygen is processed by tropical rainforests) are...

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Featured, News and Upcoming Events

Mothers in Coffee

May 01, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

My motherly smile is shining as I sit staring at the desktop background image of my sons, Shepard and Jamison. We recently made a trip to the grocery store and...

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Caravaning, Featured

Arbor Day: My First Coffee Tree

April 27, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

National Arbor Day was last Friday. As the nation gathered to celebrate trees, their impact on the world, and the way they help keep us in good shape physically and...

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Featured, News and Upcoming Events

A Roaster at Origin

April 04, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

Pineapple. It is such a common fruit that you could walk into almost any grocery store in America and be overwhelmed by the selection and preparations of pineapples. Whole, sliced,...

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Caravaning, Culture Snapshots, Featured

Women In Coffee – Traudel Germann Mick

March 28, 2016 | Caravan Coffee

Deep through the tortuous roads of Villa Rica, Peru, over the Andes mountains from the metropolis of Lima, is a bonny coffee farm. With varieties like Pacamara, Red Catuai, and Gesha...

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Customer Spotlight, Featured

Women in Coffee – Cole Werfelman

March 09, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

In continued celebration of International Womens Day we’ve interviewed barista Cole Werfelman from the The South Store Cafe and asked her to talk about her views and experiences of being a woman in the coffee industry. Cole...

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Featured, News and Upcoming Events

Women in Coffee -Mica Villasenor

February 29, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

In celebration of International Womens Day on March 8th we’ve interviewed two women and asked them to talk about their views and experiences of being a woman in the coffee industry. Our...

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Education, Featured

Your bread and butter – The importance of a clean machine

February 16, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

For those of us who have ever worked in or owned a coffee shop, we are all probably very aware of the expense of an espresso machine. To get a...

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artisan, Coffee, El Salvador, Featured, Love, New Coffee, News and Upcoming Events

El Salvador Las Isabellas: A love affair with coffee

February 09, 2016 | Alex Koeppen

Almost 15 years ago, a young man in his early 20’s came into my store-front with some green coffee and a big smile. He told me his name was Francisco...

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101, Featured, News and Upcoming Events

47 Tips To Make Pour Over Coffee Like A Barista

January 16, 2016 | Caravan Coffee

Our partner, Handground, recently released an amazing article and quoted Kat Stauffer, Caravan’s Tasting Room Manager on brewing through the Able Kone. She says, “The Able Kone tends to brew...

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