Origin Compass

Embark on a journey to your favorite coffee origins with us. Venture off the beaten path to LEARNCUP, and MEET some of the most talented coffee producers in Latin America 

Origin Compass

Embark on a journey to your favorite coffee origins with us. Venture off the beaten path to LEARNCUP, and MEET some of the most talented coffee producers in Latin America 

Learn

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Understand all the tiny steps that make great coffee happen. All the quality control and all the bureaucracy that comes with working in Latin America. See challenges, development and changed lives. Be part of it.

Learn

 

Understand all the tiny steps that make great coffee happen. All the quality control and all the bureaucracy that comes with working in Latin America. See challenges, development and changed lives. Be part of it. 

Cup

Taste some of the most delicious coffees on cupping tables that will stick in your mind long after you return home. Travel all around origin without leaving the room.

Meet

Connect with some of the most passionate producers in the world, more than 4.500 coffee growers in 8 Latin American countries. Experience the wild difference at each farm and find opportunities that you never knew existed.

Navigate your way to origin!

LEARN



LEARN


Our team of coffee educators will guide you all the way. Our PECA team will tell the story from seed to final product and you will see how they work directly with farmers to implement better practices, creating clean and complex coffees

CUP



CUP


Ignite your senses and cup some fresh, high-quality coffees from different farms and regions. Our QC team will lay out perfectly tailored cupping tables, allowing you to taste different profiles from all over the country

MEET



MEET


Connect and develop relationships with some of the most passionate coffee producers in the world. We have a network of more than 4,500 coffee growers in eight Latin American countries. You will them and learn about their farms, as well as hopefully creating long-lasting business partnerships

Your Hosts

Salomé Puentes
Rory Gowan
Ana Sofía Narváez

Meeting people is hard. Breaking through culture can be challenging. We are here to help you navigate your way through the intricacies that origin can pose. The goal: create mutually beneficial and long-lasting business partnerships.

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Origins

"Click on each country to discover more"

Guatemala

Cobbled streets; stones worn shiny by many busy feet. White cathedrals, indigenous women in colorful clothes. Work-of-art buses: guiame señor; torrential rain, Huehue, Xela. Coffee growing on the side of the road, behind the hotel, by the bus station. The coffee on everyone’s list. A lot of chocolate, some dried cherry. Syrupy and smooth for a charmer of an espresso. Filter-brewed for a classic well-rounded any-time-of-day, no-matter-who’s-coming-round coffee.
El Salvador

Yes, it’s a tiny country. Many volcanoes. Spewing ash. Fertile soils. Once the fourth biggest coffee exporter in the world - never judge something by its size. Dark sand beaches shaded by tall palms. Handmade pupusas on the way home. La Ruta de Las Flores, leading through rainforests, past waterfalls and onto coffee farms. Producers proudly showing off their Bourbons, Pacas and Pacamaras. Big bodied, tropical fruits, grapefruit marmalade, what's not to like?
Honduras

Jungle mountains, hidden farms and beach-side-just-caught-fish-barbecues. Mayan ruins mixed with old stone brick villages, a scar from a colonial past. Long journeys on bumpy roads, through national parks and mountain ranges. A sketchy reputation but behind this facade of danger, an unexplored gem is waiting to be found.
Nicaragua

The fail-safe, the crowd-pleaser, the ‘coffee’ coffee. Good roads and short distances, no tummy bugs, good surf and turf and Flor de Caña. Honey, and caramel and all the sweetness. Sturdy as espresso, floral as filter. The top-grades, good-at-sport, good-looking marrying type.
Colombia

Remember Juan and his mule Conchita? The golden child of the coffee world. Other origins come and go, popularity ebbs and flows, but Colombia remains, confidently, consistently striding ahead. Vallenato, sancocho, arepas and empanadas. Would you mind a round of tejo with Aguila? If you had to just pick one origin, to showcase a range of profiles, to supply you all year round, and to please all your customers, wouldn’t it be Colombia?
México

It’s not just a bag of Mexican coffee, it’s a mini-adventure, where the sun shines, with color, markets, chicken buses, tacos and mezcal. Jungles and howler monkeys, vast sweeping deserts and magnificent multifarious ancient civilizations. Chili and mole, floral and caramel. If a place could be the epitome of everything you wanted ‘origin’ to be, wouldn’t it be Mexico?
Peru

The air is thin so high up here. It’s cold and crisp but bright and light. And it’s different from other coffee origins in the region. No salsa, no drums, no coconuts here – but who needs that when you have ceviche and tiraditos? It’s a place of mountain passes and ancient recipes. Long drives and longer plaits. Llamas and bowler hats. There’s a steadfastness, a stillness, a sense of quiet. Small farms on steep inclines, tropical, bright and pisco sour.
Ecuador

Snowcapped mountains on the Equator. Wildly changing ecosystems as you make your way down. Small Andean villages famous for colorful textiles. Old cobbled streets, town squares, ceviche, cecina and aguardiente. Country homes turned coffee farms in the North, and in the South, smaller farms lost in the Sierra or in the highlands overlooking the Amazon. Let’s not forget Galapagos. Who doesn’t like balance, sweet honey and florals? Don't let Ecuador's position, between coffee powerhouses Colombia and Peru, distract you, here you will find something unique.
Origins
"It’s not just a bag of Mexican coffee, it’s a mini-adventure, where the sun shines, with color, markets, chicken buses, tacos and mezcal. Jungles and howler monkeys, vast sweeping deserts and magnificent multifarious ancient civilizations. Chili and mole, floral and caramel. If a place could be the epitome of everything you wanted ‘origin’ to be, wouldn’t it be Mexico?"
"Cobbled streets; stones worn shiny by many busy feet. White cathedrals, indigenous women in colorful clothes. Work-of-art buses: guiame señor; torrential rain, Huehue, Xela. Coffee growing on the side of the road, behind the hotel, by the bus station. The coffee on everyone’s list. A lot of chocolate, some dried cherry. Syrupy and smooth for a charmer of an espresso. Filter-brewed for a classic well-rounded any-time-of-day, no-matter-who’s-coming-round coffee."
"Jungle mountains, hidden farms and beach-side-just-caught-fish-barbecues. Mayan ruins mixed with old stone brick villages, a scar from a colonial past. Long journeys on bumpy roads, through national parks and mountain ranges. A sketchy reputation but behind this facade of danger, an unexplored gem is waiting to be found. "
"Yes, it’s a tiny country. Many volcanoes. Spewing ash. Fertile soils. Once the fourth biggest coffee exporter in the world - never judge something by its size. Dark sand beaches shaded by tall palms. Handmade pupusas on the way home. La Ruta de Las Flores, leading through rainforests, past waterfalls and onto coffee farms. Producers proudly showing off their Bourbons, Pacas and Pacamaras. Big bodied, tropical fruits, grapefruit marmalade, what's not to like? "
"The fail-safe, the crowd-pleaser, the ‘coffee’ coffee. Good roads and short distances, no tummy bugs, good surf and turf and Flor de Caña. Honey, and caramel and all the sweetness. Sturdy as espresso, floral as filter. The top-grades, good-at-sport, good-looking marrying type. "
"Remember Juan and his mule Conchita? The golden child of the coffee world. Other origins come and go, popularity ebbs and flows, but Colombia remains, confidently, consistently striding ahead. Vallenato, sancocho, arepas and empanadas. Would you mind a round of tejo with Aguila? If you had to just pick one origin, to showcase a range of profiles, to supply you all year round, and to please all your customers, wouldn’t it be Colombia?"
"The air is thin so high up here. It’s cold and crisp but bright and light. And it’s different from other coffee origins in the region. No salsa, no drums, no coconuts here – but who needs that when you have ceviche and tiraditos? It’s a place of mountain passes and ancient recipes. Long drives and longer plaits. Llamas and bowler hats. There’s a steadfastness, a stillness, a sense of quiet. Small farms on steep inclines, tropical, bright and pisco sour. "
"Snowcapped mountains on the Equator. Wildly changing ecosystems as you make your way down. Small Andean villages famous for colorful textiles. Old cobbled streets, town squares, ceviche, cecina and aguardiente. Country homes turned coffee farms in the North, and in the South, smaller farms lost in the Sierra or in the highlands overlooking the Amazon. Let’s not forget Galapagos. Who doesn’t like balance, sweet honey and florals? Don't let Ecuador's position, between coffee powerhouses Colombia and Peru, distract you, here you will find something unique. "
Schedule
Arrive to a chaotic capital and find some tranquility in our cupping labs with an array of interesting coffees from Latin America. Get to know the people working behind the scenes to make sure you receive consistently great coffees.
Day 1
Day 2
Journey your way to hard to find farms, down windy roads, through wild scenery. Get to know the farmers we work with, get closer and see how passion translates into the perfect cup of coffee.
Travel further off the beaten path and reach more remote farms and different cultures or head back to one of our countryside buying stations, to cup with analysts and coffee producers delivering their coffee.
Day 3

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