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Specialty Green Coffee from Latin America

We source high quality coffee from small-holder farmers in eight Latin American countries, providing roasters around the world with the opportunity to buy great tasting coffee and build long-term relationships with quality minded producers whilst making an impact at origin.
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Specialty Green Coffee from Latin America

We source high quality coffee from small-holder farmers in eight Latin American countries, providing roasters around the world with the opportunity to buy great tasting coffee and build long-term relationships with quality minded producers whilst making an impact at origin.

How One Roaster Can Impact a Whole Community

“At that time we had some logistical issues with our coffees which were always arriving late.  One of Caravela's founders, Giancarlo, told us about Caravela´s new operation in Metapan, in El Salvador, so we decided to give it a try. In the first year, we purchased all coffees based on pre-shipment samples. In the years that followed, we would come personally every January to visit the farmers and cup the early harvest lots, deciding on purchases later in the year.”

Jaroslav Tucek – Doubleshot Coffee Roasters

'With a fixed-price contract we can invest in our farm': how Joe Coffee and the Guarnizo family work together to ensure everyone wins

“At first, I knew that they produced great coffee and that we were looking for great producers to align with as we established and strengthened our supply chains, early on as a roasting company.  It was a bit risky for both of us to go into this fixed-price contract but we all went along with it.  The second year I visited them and every year since, I have seen the way that they reinvest the profits of their business with the planting of more prized cultivars like Geisha and Yellow Caturra.  They have purchased more land to grow their volume capacity.  It's very refreshing to see small improvements each year.  They are very smart producers and are constantly trying to improve.”

 Ed Kauffman- Joe Coffee Company

The story of a thousand samples: how allocating lots to different products allows Has Bean to buy everything one family produces

“The  main thing I have learnt is what a good man Pedro is, and how lovely his family are and what good friends [we] have become. None of this would have been possible without Caravela. I have benefited from better coffee and an amazing relationship.”

Stephen Leighton -Has Bean

Why Buy from Us

We are your people at origin. We analyse the quality and pay the farmer accordingly, so you only ever pay for what you need, while our farmer education programme ensures that quality continues to improve.
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Our Impact

Caravela is a privately-run coffee export business, with over 17 years of experience and the original founders at the helm. Our unique model allow us to be agile to meet market and farmer demands rapidly and effectively. We innovate to seek efficiencies at all levels, from farm management, processing and shipping to quality control and advice on cost-effective buying strategy.
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Notes from The Team

We have a very international staff with members with experience in all areas of the specialty coffee industry.  Here they share their thoughts and advice on a great many interesting topics.

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