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Meet the Producers 2016

Meet the Producers 2016

Last Month, Coffee Producers Rony & Roger Herrera and Francisco Javier from Nicaragua came to New York to visit Coffee Labs and see how their c...
The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

The Overlooked Dangers in Coffee Sourcing

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 ...
Coffee Is My Soul

Coffee Is My Soul

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...
Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

Direct Trade with Thrive Coffee Farmers

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 o...
La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

La Palma Y El Tucan July 2015

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 ...
Finca Orellana, Honduras 2015

Finca Orellana, Honduras 2015

It’s mid April 2015, and once again I find myself in Honduras. I’m outside the airport, waiting for coffee farmer and friend of mine Bryan Orellana...
What is Direct Trade Coffee

What is Direct Trade Coffee

I recently received an email from a man asking why we price our coffee the way we do. He told me that his wife wasn't buying the idea that purchasi...
Tanzania

Tanzania

  The last leg of my African journey was to Tanzania. I arrived in Dar Saleem airport and I could feel how much bigger this country was than Rwa...
Rwanda is Nothing Like You Think it is!

Rwanda is Nothing Like You Think it is!

Rwanda is nothing like most of think. Maybe we think of Diane Fossie and Gorillas in the Mist. Of course many of us probably think of the genocide....
Leaving Burundi

Leaving Burundi

By Alicia Love, As I sit here in the airport after leave Burundi after only being here three days, it definitely was not enough time! It was enough...
Honduras Finca Liquidambar

Honduras Finca Liquidambar

By Alicia Love, When I first started in the specialty coffee industry about 6 years ago, the term "direct trade" was all anyone was talking about. ...