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    Meet Juan de la Cruz Vasquez

    By Jon Ferguson | November 23, 2020

    The Farmer Behind Small Batch No. 1 of The Heritage Coffee Series Within the rain forest community of Carrizal, you will find El Naranjo.This 2-acre farm in Honduras is home to Juan de la Cruz Vasquez and his wife and three children. It is also where the coffee from The Heritage Coffee Series Small Batch No. 01 was grown, harvested, and processed. Read: Celebrating the Heritage of Shade-Grown Coffee Previously, Juan had sold his family’s coffee in cherry form to…

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    A Coffee Club with a Mission to Plant Trees

    So what’s all the hype around coffee subscriptions, monthly coffee boxes, and coffee of the month clubs? I’ll speak for myself and say that having delicious coffee delivered right to your door is such a fun, convenient, and useful way…

    By Kara Ficke | April 7, 2020
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    The Future of Coffee in Brazil is Shade-Grown

    According to research recently published earlier this year, Brazil’s Southeastern Mountain coffee growing region could see a drastic loss of its viable coffee growing landscapes by the year 2050, due primarily to the rising global temperatures caused by a changing climate.  But there is hope, in…

    By Jon Ferguson | April 2, 2020
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    What we can Learn From the Fight against Coffee Leaf Rust

    Before the recent outbreak of COVID-19 began in the United States, I wrote a blog about some of the conditions that scientists have identified as underlying conditions for the  devastating toll coffee leaf rust brought in Central America, most recently in…

    By Jon Ferguson | March 23, 2020