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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...
An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

An Outsider's Perspective on Coffee

By Andrew Campbell If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a person who enjoys coffee enough to want to learn more about it. When I first starte...
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 ...
Jefferson on making great coffee

Jefferson on making great coffee

Jefferson is one of the most recognizable faces here at coffee labs. He has been working here for about nine years, and has gone from knowing absol...
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...
Restaurant Coffee

Restaurant Coffee

Both Mike and I have backgrounds in the coffee industry. I worked in restaurants for 10 years, and Mike worked in them for 15. It is very much a pa...
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...
What's in a name?

What's in a name?

By Alicia Love, Denali & Juneau -The original Coffee Labs.   The name for Coffee Labs came to us in winter of 2001,when the idea of a coffee ho...
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...