Stories from Origin

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Meet the Producers 2016

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 on October 25th, 2016.

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Last Month, Coffee Producers Rony & Roger Herrera and Francisco Javier from Nicaragua came to New York to visit Coffee Labs and see how their coffee is used when it arrives at its final destination. Oddly enough, it’s almost as hard for coffee producers to really know what happens on our end as it is for us to know what happens on theirs. They were here in the U.S not

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The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

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 on March 31st, 2016.

This was posted in Stories from Origin.

Over the past several months and years, our blog has been focused on the positive side of our trips to origin. It’s been about the great people we meet, the places we are fortunate enough to see, and the all around amazing experiences we’ve had searching the world for great coffee. Because we’re so happy with what our trips to origin accomplish, we’ve tended to gloss over the negative side

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Coffee Is My Soul

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 on December 16th, 2015.

This was posted in Shop Info, Stories from Origin.

Coffee is in my soul. Coffee is community. To me, coffee is the entire world coming together in a single cup. As many of you may be aware, Mike has been in and out of the hospital for over a month now. As I sit here by his bedside I think about how coffee has changed our lives. I think about how it has supported us and continues to do

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Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

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 on October 29th, 2015.

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  For the past few years, Coffee Labs has been proud to work with an organization called Thrive Supply, a division of Thrive Farmers. They are both organizations that promote the use and benefits of direct trade with coffee farmers. Many of you may have already read our blog about direct trade. You can read it in full here, but for now I’ll explain briefly what it means. Direct trade

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La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

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 on July 17th, 2015.

This was posted in Stories from Origin.

  It’s been a hot start to the summer for us at Coffee Labs, and it seems like we never stop traveling. Alicia was in Ireland for two weeks, we both went to Las Vegas for a few days for a wedding, and I just got back from Bogota, Colombia visiting a farm we are working with for the second time called La Palma y El Tucan. So we’ve been

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