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With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update April 13, 2020

 


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

In general, the harvest in Mexico is at its 90% of picking progress. Coffee growers are currently drying their coffee and wrapping up the last pickings. However, we’re still seeing coffee being picked on the farms located at higher altitudes.The quality of the coffee has been very similar to that of last year. The volume might be a bit lower due to lack of labor because of the COVID-19 restrictions, but this decrease will not be significant.At the end of March, we sent our first container of the harvest to New York. PECA continues to guide coffee growers in their post-harvest practices, drying, and ideal storage practices for their coffee. Our quality team continues to receive coffee at our purchasing stations and analyzing them individually and giving feedback to producers.

 


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The harvest has been delayed leading to changes in the regular parchment coffee flow. Right now, we are in different stages of harvesting coffee in Guatemala being the central and western region the most advanced with 70% picking. In the West, departments such as San Marcos and Huehuetenango reporting a 2% advance in harvest. Producers have been experimenting with dry and submerged fermentation, and in Chiquimula with extended fermentations. It is taking on average this only two or three weeks to conclude the drying phase and two to three weeks as a minimum to transport it to our buying station. We estimate that the flow of parchment coffee will end at the end of May.The quality of coffee has been much better this harvest and the volume has exponentially increased. The climate has been favorable during the picking, drying and transporting phases. The PECA team during this coffee cycle continues visiting producers with whom we have long-standing relationships and new producers have joined our chain for this crop. Producers have been advised to continuously move the parchment with rake to reduce any quality risk. We have been guiding farmers as drying continues to be an area of improvement. The good news is that no main effects have resulted despite atypical sporadic rains during this month, however, the increase of cloudy days is always a potential risk in postharvest.We are working closely with Enveritas in our verification process for our entire chain of producers. We started shipping in April to the United States, Europe and Australia, so very soon we will have fresh and very delicious coffees closer to our customers. The next few months will be full production motion specifying the hard work of our producers, producing spectacular coffees.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The harvest is at 95% of picking progress on farms, and therefore producers are still drying coffee so the coffee flow will increase in the coming weeks, especially at high altitude farms where coffee is ripening between end of March and April. We estimate the producers will finish delivering coffee at the end of April. No significant incidents have been reported due to changes in the weather, which has favored optimal drying and homogeneous pickings.The harvest has been very favorable, which has been reflected in the quality of the coffee. We have had less availability of qualities such as RTB and a higher volume of A, AA, resulting in very solid coffees that translate into better prices for producers. Producers continue to handle a combination of washed, honey and natural processes. Similarly, some producers have tried to change fermentation times obtaining positive results. We have seen lower incidence of coffee borer which has favored the yields of parchment coffee to clean green, better quality and better prices.We are currently sending samples and making the coffee better for both the producers, who are our allies and our clients at destinations countries where El Salvador’s coffee will soon arrive. We remain focused on timely payments, fulfilling our commitment to coffee farmers especially at this important time for them. The first shipments will go to the United States, Europe and Australia.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

In this moment, the harvest is at 98% of progress in Jinotega and 87% in Nueva Segovia. Unfortunately, we’ve had constant rains for the last few weeks, which is not normal in this time of the year. This has caused some of the last cherries of the harvest falling on the ground. We can already see trees showing gratitude for the harvest with flowerings on farms at 500 to 800 MASL.In terms of quality, this harvest was much better that the previous one. The weather was very favorable, and farmers were able to harvest their coffee without obstacles. A perfect example of this, is the low rates of rejections due to physical defects. Last year, the rejection rate of the coffee that arrived at our purchasing stations was of 16% and this year only of 3%.We have been shipping coffee since December 2020. In March, there were many delays due to the lack of containers available to ship out of Nicaragua. In March we were able to ship 3 containers and for April we have planned to ship 11. We are milling the coffee at full speed and we will continue to ship coffee until July. Coffee growers and our PECA team are currently taking care of the post-harvest stage, analyzing the results and conclusions of the harvest and considering the improvement opportunities for next harvest.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The first semester harvest is just about to start. On at lower altitudes, some producers have started with their first pickings. Most producers are preparing for the harvest, doing maintenance, and upgrading infrastructure and equipment.The harvest is looking good, even though it was delayed due to the rain. We are expecting consistent quality this year. Our PECA team is advising producers and preparing them for a possible rust outbreak as the rain diminishes and we get a few weeks of sunny and warm weather. We can see that the production of 86+ coffee has increased whereas the demand for this type of coffees continues decreasing.Shipping is currently slow and will steadily increase as the harvest flow picks up. Our PECA team is finalizing the forecast surveys so we can have a better picture of the coffee flows within the country. After the harvest estimates, our team will move to focus on supporting farmers during the harvest and finalizing the cost of production calculation alongside with producers at each farm.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The first quarter we focused on the Galapagos. We created workshops to teach producers the differences between qualities and explaining how we buy coffee. We finished purchasing the coffees and in the next few weeks we will start shipping.
The harvest in the rest of the country is about to start so our team is getting ready to receive samples from producers.
The quality in Galapagos has increased massively, highlighting the importance of the PECA and Quality team on-time feedback to producers and their commitment on following recommendations. We are excited to bring new special editions that showcase the effort of the producers we have been working with.
Our team has explored new territories and we are ready to open our purchasing stations for the new partnerships.
Galapagos coffee will be shipped in April and May. While our team start purchasing in the northern regions and eventually in the south as the harvest picks up.
The team has gone through calibration sessions and is ready for new coffees to arrive. Our team is working alongside producers to support them while they prepare for the harvesting season.


The Facts

Our Take

Next Steps

The farms located in the north of the country are currently in the cherry development stage. We expect for the harvest to start around end of April for the south of the country and in May in the north. The peak of the harvest will be taking place in July and August.This time of the year is critical for the development of the beans. The start of a rainy season has been favorable to guarantee a healthy and proper fulfillment of the cherry and formation of the beans. The 2021 harvest has been developing normal, with no major challenges. Until now, we expect an increase of 10% in volumes for this year in the northern region and 5% in the south.Our PECA team has been actively carrying out workshops and farmer field schools to guide coffee growers on preparing for the harvest. The main focus on these farm visits have been the monitoring of leaf rust and berry borer.

With this harvest dashboard, we aim to keep you informed about the status of the harvest in each of the seven origins where Caravela operates, providing you with valuable information that will help you stay up to date of what’s happening on-the-ground.

Please visit this page frequently as we will be updating it at least once a month. If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Last Update April 13, 2020

 

The Facts

In general, the harvest in Mexico is at its 90% of picking progress. Coffee growers are currently drying their coffee and wrapping up the last pickings. However, we’re still seeing coffee being picked on the farms located at higher altitudes.  

 

Our Take

The quality of the coffee has been very similar to that of last year. The volume might be a bit lower due to lack of labor because of the COVID-19 restrictions, but this decrease will not be significant.  

 

Next Steps

At the end of March, we sent our first container of the harvest to New York. PECA continues to guide coffee growers in their post-harvest practices, drying, and ideal storage practices for their coffee. Our quality team continues to receive coffee at our purchasing stations and analyzing them individually and giving feedback to producers.   

 

 

The Facts

The harvest has been delayed leading to changes in the regular parchment coffee flow. Right now, we are in different stages of harvesting coffee in Guatemala being the central and western region the most advanced with 70% picking. In the West, departments such as San Marcos and Huehuetenango reporting a 2% advance in harvest. Producers have been experimenting with dry and submerged fermentation, and in Chiquimula with extended fermentations. It is taking on average this only two or three weeks to conclude the drying phase and two to three weeks as a minimum to transport it to our buying station. We estimate that the flow of parchment coffee will end at the end of May.  

Our Take

The quality of coffee has been much better this harvest and the volume has exponentially increased. The climate has been favorable during the picking, drying and transporting phases. The PECA team during this coffee cycle continues visiting producers with whom we have long-standing relationships and new producers have joined our chain for this crop. Producers have been advised to continuously move the parchment with rake to reduce any quality risk. We have been guiding farmers as drying continues to be an area of improvement. The good news is that no main effects have resulted despite atypical sporadic rains during this month, however, the increase of cloudy days is always a potential risk in postharvest.  

Next Steps

We are working closely with Enveritas in our verification process for our entire chain of producers. We started shipping in April to the United States, Europe and Australia, so very soon we will have fresh and very delicious coffees closer to our customers. The next few months will be full production motion specifying the hard work of our producers, producing spectacular coffees. 

The Facts

The harvest is at 95% of picking progress on farms, and therefore producers are still drying coffee so the coffee flow will increase in the coming weeks, especially at high altitude farms where coffee is ripening between end of March and April. We estimate the producers will finish delivering coffee at the end of April. No significant incidents have been reported due to changes in the weather, which has favored optimal drying and homogeneous pickings.

Our Take

The harvest has been very favorable, which has been reflected in the quality of the coffee. We have had less availability of qualities such as RTB and a higher volume of A, AA, resulting in very solid coffees that translate into better prices for producers. Producers continue to handle a combination of washed, honey and natural processes. Similarly, some producers have tried to change fermentation times obtaining positive results. We have seen lower incidence of coffee borer which has favored the yields of parchment coffee to clean green, better quality and better prices.  

Next Steps

We are currently sending samples and making the coffee better for both the producers, who are our allies and our clients at destinations countries where El Salvador’s coffee will soon arrive. We remain focused on timely payments, fulfilling our commitment to coffee farmers especially at this important time for them. The first shipments will go to the United States, Europe and Australia.  

The Facts

In this moment, the harvest is at 98% of progress in Jinotega and 87% in Nueva Segovia. Unfortunately, we’ve had constant rains for the last few weeks, which is not normal in this time of the year. This has caused some of the last cherries of the harvest falling on the ground. We can already see trees showing gratitude for the harvest with flowerings on farms at 500 to 800 MASL. 

 

Our Take

In terms of quality, this harvest was much better that the previous one. The weather was very favorable, and farmers were able to harvest their coffee without obstacles. A perfect example of this, is the low rates of rejections due to physical defects. Last year, the rejection rate of the coffee that arrived at our purchasing stations was of 16% and this year only of 3%.  

 

Next Steps

We have been shipping coffee since December 2020. In March, there were many delays due to the lack of containers available to ship out of Nicaragua. In March we were able to ship 3 containers and for April we have planned to ship 11. We are milling the coffee at full speed and we will continue to ship coffee until July. Coffee growers and our PECA team are currently taking care of the post-harvest stage, analyzing the results and conclusions of the harvest and considering the improvement opportunities for next harvest.

The Facts

The first semester harvest is just about to start. On at lower altitudes, some producers have started with their first pickings. Most producers are preparing for the harvest, doing maintenance, and upgrading infrastructure and equipment.  

 

Our Take

The harvest is looking good, even though it was delayed due to the rain. We are expecting consistent quality this year. Our PECA team is advising producers and preparing them for a possible rust outbreak as the rain diminishes and we get a few weeks of sunny and warm weather. We can see that the production of 86+ coffee has increased whereas the demand for this type of coffees continues decreasing.  

 

Next Steps

 

Shipping is currently slow and will steadily increase as the harvest flow picks up. Our PECA team is finalizing the forecast surveys so we can have a better picture of the coffee flows within the country. After the harvest estimates, our team will move to focus on supporting farmers during the harvest and finalizing the cost of production calculation alongside with producers at each farm. 

The Facts

Shipping is currently slow and will steadily increase as the harvest flow picks up. Our PECA team is finalizing the forecast surveys so we can have a better picture of the coffee flows within the country. After the harvest estimates, our team will move to focus on supporting farmers during the harvest and finalizing the cost of production calculation alongside with producers at each farm. 
 
 
 
 

 

Our Take

The quality in Galapagos has increased massively, highlighting the importance of the PECA and Quality team ontime feedback to producers and their commitment on following recommendations.  We are excited to bring new special editions that showcase the effort of the producers we have been working with. 

Our team has explored new territories and we are ready to open our purchasing stations for the new partnerships.  

 

Next Steps

 

Galapagos coffee will be shipped in April and May. While our team start purchasing in the northern regions and eventually in the south as the harvest picks up 

The team has gone through calibration sessions and is ready for new coffees to arrive. Our team is working alongside producers to support them while they prepare for the harvesting season. 

The Facts

The farms located in the north of the country are currently in the cherry development stage. We expect for the harvest to start around end of April for the south of the country and in May in the north. The peak of the harvest will be taking place in July and August. 

Our Take

This time of the year is critical for the development of the beans. The start of a rainy season has been favorable to guarantee a healthy and proper fulfillment of the cherry and formation of the beans. The 2021 harvest has been developing normal, with no major challenges. Until now, we expect an increase of 10% in volumes for this year in the northern region and 5% in the south. 

Next Steps

Our PECA team has been actively carrying out workshops and farmer field schools to guide coffee growers on preparing for the harvest. The main focus on these farm visits have been the monitoring of leaf rust and berry borer. 

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Mexico

El Salvador
Colombia

Galapagos

Guatemala

Nicaragua

Ecuador

Peru

Mexico

El Salvador
Colombia

Galapagos

Guatemala

Nicaragua

Ecuador

Peru

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