The High Price of Getting the Best from Ecuador?

Ecuador is a country mostly known for its geographical location in South America, for its cacao and flower production but less known for its coffee. Being located next to two giants like Colombia and Peru means many times it is overlooked despite the high-quality specialty coffee that is produced there. A common phrase we hear from roasters is: “great coffee but very expensive”.

A Pilgrimage to the Future

In July, I had the chance to travel around Huila, Colombia, for a few days, a trip that’s always close to my heart. Coffees from Huila are my ideal cups: sweet, juicy and acidic, but balanced and approachable. This trip, however, had a different type of energy.

Why We’re Investing in World Coffee Research?

In August 2018, we announced a $130,000 commitment over the next two years to support the entire research-and-development agenda of World Coffee Research.

The High Price of Getting the Best from Ecuador.

Trying to understand the cost structure of Ecuador is key to explain why this exotic origin has higher prices than its Andean neighbors. So here it comes… why is Ecuadorian coffee so expensive?

A Pilgrimage to the Future

In July, I had the chance to travel around Huila, Colombia, for a few days, a trip that’s always close to my heart. Coffees from Huila are my ideal cups: sweet, juicy and acidic, but balanced and approachable. This trip, however, had a different type of energy.

The High Price of Getting the Best from Ecuador

The High Price of Getting the Best from Ecuador

Victims of Exchanging Currencies – Who Should Take on this Risk?

Victims of Exchanging Currencies – Who Should Take on this Risk?

A Pilgrimage to the Future

A Pilgrimage to the Future

Why We’re Investing in World Coffee Research?

Why We’re Investing in World Coffee Research?

The Making of a Champion

The Making of a Champion

Peru, an Unpolished Diamond in Coffee Production

Peru, an Unpolished Diamond in Coffee Production

Investing in Education: Investing in People

Investing in Education: Investing in People

How Roasters Can Influence the Supply Chain

How Roasters Can Influence the Supply Chain

Aromas: More than Just a Coffee Competition

Aromas: More than Just a Coffee Competition

FOB vs. EXW – Two Buying/Shipping Methods for Your Green Coffee

FOB vs. EXW – Two Buying/Shipping Methods for Your Green Coffee

Checking Your Cultural Bias at the Door

Checking Your Cultural Bias at the Door

Sample Roasting vs. Profile Roasting

Sample Roasting vs. Profile Roasting

How to Keep Records of your Costs of Production?

How to Keep Records of your Costs of Production?

¿Cómo llevar un registro de costos de producción?

¿Cómo llevar un registro de costos de producción?

Why and How to Estimate Costs of Production in a Coffee Farm?

Why and How to Estimate Costs of Production in a Coffee Farm?

¿Por qué y cómo estimar los costos de producción en una finca cafetera?

¿Por qué y cómo estimar los costos de producción en una finca cafetera?

Supply Chain Logistics – The Clockwork of Coffee

Supply Chain Logistics – The Clockwork of Coffee

1st SEMESTER HARVEST 2018 SURVEY

1st SEMESTER HARVEST 2018 SURVEY

Forecasting Green Coffee Purchasing

Forecasting Green Coffee Purchasing

From Origin, With Love

From Origin, With Love

2017 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report

2017 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report

How Joe Coffee and the Guarnizo family work together to ensure everyone wins

How Joe Coffee and the Guarnizo family work together to ensure everyone wins

2016 Belgravia Fermentation Experiments

2016 Belgravia Fermentation Experiments

Impact Report 2017

Impact Report 2017

Impact Report 2016

Impact Report 2016

Drying in Peru: the Final Step in Quality Improvement

Drying in Peru: the Final Step in Quality Improvement

Passion for Coffee: Nicaragua

Passion for Coffee: Nicaragua

Passion for Coffee: Guatemala and Salvador

Passion for Coffee: Guatemala and Salvador

“Despacito”: How Coffee Should Be Dried

“Despacito”: How Coffee Should Be Dried

Why we are a B-Corp

Why we are a B-Corp

Specialty Coffee Thought Leaders: Interview with Alejandro Cadena

Specialty Coffee Thought Leaders: Interview with Alejandro Cadena

Partner Farm Purchasing and How it Impacts Sustainability

Partner Farm Purchasing and How it Impacts Sustainability

Pedro Claros and Has Bean: The Story of a Thousand Samples

Pedro Claros and Has Bean: The Story of a Thousand Samples

How One Roaster Can Impact a Whole Community

How One Roaster Can Impact a Whole Community

When is it time to harvest?

When is it time to harvest?

Just In Time Inventory

Just In Time Inventory

Baristas Are Your Final QC Check

Baristas Are Your Final QC Check