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Blending Experience with Passion in Mesoamerica

Blending Experience with Passion in Mesoamerica

<p style="text-align: right; color: black">  <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1221" src="https://caravela.coffee/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/tiempo-de-lectura-2-1-2.png" alt="" width="36" height="46"><em> 4 Minutes Read</em></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div class="creditos"><img src="https://caravela.coffee/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Carlos-morales.png"></div><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><blockquote><em><strong>Carlos Morales</strong></em><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><em><br><strong>Country Manager <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Guatemala y El Salvador</strong></em></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I just love coffee, and I’m the type of person that without my morning coffee, my engine simply does not start. But I never considered all the work that it takes to make my early morning cup. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have a degree in International Business, with two certifications in Supply Chain Management. My career thus far has been with large companies like Steelcase Inc., Amazon, and Uber, and I have quite a bit of experience in establishing processes and building highly effective teams by focusing on continuous learning and improvement, all while maintaining high quality. Additionally, I have some family business experience from early in my career in the area of fruits and vegetables, but more on the commercialization side. Until recently, the extent of my coffee knowledge was that I liked it black and needed it to start my early mornings at work. After 100 days at Caravela, I know a good deal more, and want to share with you my journey. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Following a few bumpy years with their harvests in Guatemala and El Salvador, Caravela invited me to join them in October 2018. Thanks to an incredibly passionate and dedicated team, I’ve been able to quickly learn about the coffee business and get up to speed. I’m impressed by how we can add value and change so many lives just by sharing knowledge, following up diligently, and being present when and where things happen<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> My goal is to reconstruct and develop our foundations by adapting best practices that I have learned - starting with our internal processes- while simultaneously serving as liaison between customer and farmer, balancing the expectations of the former with needs of the latter. This will help us build trust and provide reliability throughout our supply chain. I have been focusing our efforts on what we care about the most: our principles, building close relationships (both on the ground and overseas), and facilitate farmer education to ensure sustainability in their processes and high quality in their coffees. Last but not least, working closely allows us to provide traceability throughout our supply chain. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> As a daily coffee drinker, I’m no stranger to blends, but it’s been a new challenge to blend two different mindsets and needs I have realized are essential components of the coffee world. On one side, farmers are looking to achieve things through low costs and joint efforts with family and their community, and Caravela to surmount the obstacles that every new crop season brings with it. And from the other side, the rapidly evolving expectations of our end customers necessitate that our roasting partners adapt and request an almost made-to-order agricultural product. <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Some of the things that we have been working on in the past few months: <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Process </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->One of the first steps has been getting back to basics, ensuring all our processes are in place and working flawlessly. We also have implemented the proper tollgates and controls to avoid disruptions and maintain high standards. The openness of the team to share, to continue learning and their love for what they do has been integral to adapting to change and keeping up with the fast pace. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> We have been able to focus on: <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Documenting and implementing standard operating procedures </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Implementing routines of communication and sharing among teams </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Reviewing and fine-tuning policies </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Changing from a qualitative focus to quantitative focus to be able to measure and understand our standards and impacts</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Cultivating a proactive mindset and can-do attitude </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Consolidation </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Secondly, we have closed our milling operation in El Salvador and strengthened our synergies in Guatemala with our partners to outsource our milling needs, so we can devote attention to ensuring high standards and quality throughout the complete process. This allows us to focus on what we do best: providing PECA support and building new relationships with producers. We have expanded our umbrella to include 122 farmers in Guatemala (271% growth) and 74 in El Salvador (255% growth); by channeling our resources, we have a greater presence on the ground and are echoing the need to develop sustainable coffee farms through effective care and management. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><br> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Best Practices </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Third, we are experimenting and innovating with key farmers to better understand the specific needs, conditions, and best practices that will allow each area of our origins to get the most out of their coffees. Achieving higher quality helps producers to execute better and be sustainable. This wouldn’t be possible with the support of our internal partners at Finca Belgravia in Colombia, and our external partners at destination who work together with us to build relationships and strengthen origin operations. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Some of the processes we have been focusing are: <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Farm foundations </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Soil analysis and diseases control </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Farm management </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Focus on the nursery to understand productivity and crop estimates </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><li>Effective processes from cherry selection to drying and storage. </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Understanding best practices </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Proper washing process and water quality </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Infrastructure and maintenance </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Market Preferences </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Lastly, being able to work closely with the sales teams to understand and learn about each destination market in terms of trends, market profile preferences, and specific needs. This helps us assist farmers build closer relationships, focus on specific markets per their coffee profile, and even open their doors to new markets while innovating and experimenting. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> There’s still a long way to go, and much to work on, but we are confident that by focusing on the basics, working closely with producers, and continuing to strengthen those connections with customers to provide a full, sustainable cycle for long term relationships, we are addressing the keys to our success. I can’t wait to be able to make a consumer happy, whether they’re sitting down at a cafe near the magnificent Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, or even by London Bridge: tasting a Guatemalan coffee with notes of chocolate, caramel, a little nutty and with fruity tones but also well-balanced. This experience definitely takes more than just the five minutes of preparation in the coffee shop; we have to provide excellence at every step along the way from seedling to the roaster’s warehouse. We’re just getting started with improvements in El Salvador and Guatemala, and I invite you to join me on this journey.</p><br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><style><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></style>
<div class="etiquetas">Tags<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p class="titulos-etiquetas"> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-carlos-morales/"> Carlos Morales</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-coffee-efficiency/"> Coffee Efficiency </a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-coffee-supply-chain/"> Coffee Supply Chain </a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-direct-sourcing/">Direct Sourcing</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-education/"> Education</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-el-salvador/">El Salvador</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-employee/">Employee</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-guatemala/">Guatemala</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-industry-challenges/">Industry Challenges</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-relationship/">Relationship</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!--<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-green-coffee">green coffee</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-green-coffee-buyer">green coffee buyer</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><a class="tagg" href="https://caravela.coffee/tags-inventory">inventory</a>--></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </div><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <style><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Montserrat');<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> .etiquetas{<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> width:200px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> font-family: 'Montserrat', sans-serif;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> font-size:16px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> color:#212121;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> }<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> .tagg{<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> font-size:12px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> background-color:#C7C7C7;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> background-color: #C7C7C7;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> color: white;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> padding: 4px 10px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> margin:3px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> text-align: center;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> text-decoration: none;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> display: inline-block;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> border-radius:20px;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> transition: all 0.4s;"<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> }<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> .tagg:hover{<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> background-color:#006E97;<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> }<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </style>
<p style="text-align: right; color: black">  <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1221" src="https://caravela.coffee/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/tiempo-de-lectura-2-1-2.png" alt="" width="36" height="46"><em> 4 Minutes Read</em></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div class="creditos"><img src="https://caravela.coffee/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Carlos-morales.png"></div><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><blockquote><em><strong>Carlos Morales</strong></em><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><em><br><strong>Country Manager <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Guatemala y El Salvador</strong></em></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I just love coffee, and I’m the type of person that without my morning coffee, my engine simply does not start. But I never considered all the work that it takes to make my early morning cup. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have a degree in International Business, with two certifications in Supply Chain Management. My career thus far has been with large companies like Steelcase Inc., Amazon, and Uber, and I have quite a bit of experience in establishing processes and building highly effective teams by focusing on continuous learning and improvement, all while maintaining high quality. Additionally, I have some family business experience from early in my career in the area of fruits and vegetables, but more on the commercialization side. Until recently, the extent of my coffee knowledge was that I liked it black and needed it to start my early mornings at work. After 100 days at Caravela, I know a good deal more, and want to share with you my journey. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Following a few bumpy years with their harvests in Guatemala and El Salvador, Caravela invited me to join them in October 2018. Thanks to an incredibly passionate and dedicated team, I’ve been able to quickly learn about the coffee business and get up to speed. I’m impressed by how we can add value and change so many lives just by sharing knowledge, following up diligently, and being present when and where things happen<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> My goal is to reconstruct and develop our foundations by adapting best practices that I have learned - starting with our internal processes- while simultaneously serving as liaison between customer and farmer, balancing the expectations of the former with needs of the latter. This will help us build trust and provide reliability throughout our supply chain. I have been focusing our efforts on what we care about the most: our principles, building close relationships (both on the ground and overseas), and facilitate farmer education to ensure sustainability in their processes and high quality in their coffees. Last but not least, working closely allows us to provide traceability throughout our supply chain. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> As a daily coffee drinker, I’m no stranger to blends, but it’s been a new challenge to blend two different mindsets and needs I have realized are essential components of the coffee world. On one side, farmers are looking to achieve things through low costs and joint efforts with family and their community, and Caravela to surmount the obstacles that every new crop season brings with it. And from the other side, the rapidly evolving expectations of our end customers necessitate that our roasting partners adapt and request an almost made-to-order agricultural product. <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Some of the things that we have been working on in the past few months: <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Process </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->One of the first steps has been getting back to basics, ensuring all our processes are in place and working flawlessly. We also have implemented the proper tollgates and controls to avoid disruptions and maintain high standards. The openness of the team to share, to continue learning and their love for what they do has been integral to adapting to change and keeping up with the fast pace. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> We have been able to focus on: <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Documenting and implementing standard operating procedures </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Implementing routines of communication and sharing among teams </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Reviewing and fine-tuning policies </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Changing from a qualitative focus to quantitative focus to be able to measure and understand our standards and impacts</li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Cultivating a proactive mindset and can-do attitude </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Consolidation </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Secondly, we have closed our milling operation in El Salvador and strengthened our synergies in Guatemala with our partners to outsource our milling needs, so we can devote attention to ensuring high standards and quality throughout the complete process. This allows us to focus on what we do best: providing PECA support and building new relationships with producers. We have expanded our umbrella to include 122 farmers in Guatemala (271% growth) and 74 in El Salvador (255% growth); by channeling our resources, we have a greater presence on the ground and are echoing the need to develop sustainable coffee farms through effective care and management. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><br> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Best Practices </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Third, we are experimenting and innovating with key farmers to better understand the specific needs, conditions, and best practices that will allow each area of our origins to get the most out of their coffees. Achieving higher quality helps producers to execute better and be sustainable. This wouldn’t be possible with the support of our internal partners at Finca Belgravia in Colombia, and our external partners at destination who work together with us to build relationships and strengthen origin operations. </p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> Some of the processes we have been focusing are: <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Farm foundations </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Soil analysis and diseases control </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Farm management </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Focus on the nursery to understand productivity and crop estimates </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><li>Effective processes from cherry selection to drying and storage. </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Understanding best practices </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <ul><li>Proper washing process and water quality </li><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <li>Infrastructure and maintenance </li></ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> </ul><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <strong>Market Preferences </strong><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> <br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Lastly, being able to work closely with the sales teams to understand and learn about each destination market in terms of trends, market profile preferences, and specific needs. This helps us assist farmers build closer relationships, focus on specific markets per their coffee profile, and even open their doors to new markets while innovating and experimenting. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --> There’s still a long way to go, and much to work on, but we are confident that by focusing on the basics, working closely with producers, and continuing to strengthen those connections with customers to provide a full, sustainable cycle for long term relationships, we are addressing the keys to our success. I can’t wait to be able to make a consumer happy, whether they’re sitting down at a cafe near the magnificent Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty, or even by London Bridge: tasting a Guatemalan coffee with notes of chocolate, caramel, a little nutty and with fruity tones but also well-balanced. This experience definitely takes more than just the five minutes of preparation in the coffee shop; we have to provide excellence at every step along the way from seedling to the roaster’s warehouse. We’re just getting started with improvements in El Salvador and Guatemala, and I invite you to join me on this journey.</p><br><br><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><style><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></style>

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Looking Back and Leaping Forward

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Womxn-Powered Coffee: Why It Matters

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Behind the Scenes in Peruvian Coffee

Unpoppable Opportunities for the Future

Unpoppable Opportunities for the Future

Equipping the Equipo: Playing to win in Guatemala and El Salvador

Equipping the Equipo: Playing to win in Guatemala and El Salvador

Agronomy to Keep the Microlots Coming

Agronomy to Keep the Microlots Coming

Evolution in a Land of Revolution

Evolution in a Land of Revolution

Cupping as Meditation

Cupping as Meditation

Origin Revelations

Origin Revelations

Avoiding the Poverty Trap: Choosing Stories Instead of Emotional Marketing

Avoiding the Poverty Trap: Choosing Stories Instead of Emotional Marketing

I’ve Bean Everywhere, Man

I’ve Bean Everywhere, Man

Have Yourself a Mara Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Mara Little Christmas

All Roads Lead to Coffee

All Roads Lead to Coffee

How Coffee can Complement Food

How Coffee can Complement Food

Building Projects at Origin

Building Projects at Origin

Shining a Light on Defect Detection: How a $9 UV torch could be one of the best investments for the coffee value chain

Shining a Light on Defect Detection: How a $9 UV torch could be one of the best investments for the coffee value chain

Coffee: Culture or Business?

Coffee: Culture or Business?

Café: ¿Cultura o Negocio?

Café: ¿Cultura o Negocio?

A Study on Costs of Production in Latin America

A Study on Costs of Production in Latin America

Fermentation Experiments in Nicaragua – How We Managed to Go from RTB to AAA

Fermentation Experiments in Nicaragua – How We Managed to Go from RTB to AAA

Constantly Adapting to Change

Constantly Adapting to Change

Mind the Gap: A Growing Gray Area Between Market and Production

Mind the Gap: A Growing Gray Area Between Market and Production

Embracing Technology to Create New Pathways in Coffee

Embracing Technology to Create New Pathways in Coffee

Forward Contracting to Secure Quality, Quantity and Relationships

Forward Contracting to Secure Quality, Quantity and Relationships

Caravela Sponsors Seven Small-holder Coffee Producers to attend the Producer and Roaster Forum in Guatemala

Caravela Sponsors Seven Small-holder Coffee Producers to attend the Producer and Roaster Forum in Guatemala

Colombian Specialty Coffee Scene. A Perspective from Café Quindío

Colombian Specialty Coffee Scene. A Perspective from Café Quindío

Coffee Sampling  Increases Farmers Profitability Opportunities

Coffee Sampling Increases Farmers Profitability Opportunities

Caravela From a Newcomer’s View

Caravela From a Newcomer’s View

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Water Activity: Predictive insights Changing Processes and Profits

Blending Experience with Passion in Mesoamerica

Blending Experience with Passion in Mesoamerica

Coffee in Galapagos: Evolving To Thrive

Coffee in Galapagos: Evolving To Thrive

What Traceability Offers Farmers

What Traceability Offers Farmers

The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide – Setting the Bar on Prices

The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide – Setting the Bar on Prices

A Tale of Two Customers: Caravela Coffee and the Rethinking of the Coffee Import Model

A Tale of Two Customers: Caravela Coffee and the Rethinking of the Coffee Import Model

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Arriving at a price

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Rich Farmer, Poor Farmer

Low Prices, Risky Times

Low Prices, Risky Times

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Making it Work as Well as it Can

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Discovering the Source

A Mutual Evolution: Caravela Nicaragua’s William Ortiz, on helping people grow coffee, and how coffee helps people grow

A Mutual Evolution: Caravela Nicaragua’s William Ortiz, on helping people grow coffee, and how coffee helps people grow

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

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Why We’re Investing in World Coffee Research?

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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

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How Roasters Can Influence the Supply Chain

Aromas: More than Just a Coffee Competition

Aromas: More than Just a Coffee Competition

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

Sample Roasting vs. Profile Roasting

Sample Roasting vs. Profile Roasting

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How to Keep Records of your Costs of Production?

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

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Supply Chain Logistics – The Clockwork of Coffee

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Forecasting Green Coffee Purchasing

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What is specialty Coffee

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Drying in Peru: the Final Step in Quality Improvement

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

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When is it time to harvest?

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Just In Time Inventory

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Spectrum Purchasing and How it Impacts Sustainability

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