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Decaf Sumatra Organic

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Monkey Bite Espresso

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Ethiopia: Guji Zone

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Coffee Sourcing: Central America 2014

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Nine Days, Three Countries, Eight Flights and 151 Coffee Samples Cupped…Central America 2014 – Chuck Patton I don’t think anyone in coffee can discuss or write about Central America this year without mentioned the tragic impact Roya has had on the region; most counties’ volume is down at least 30% from last year and with the exception of Nicaragua, no country has been as severally impacted by Roya than El Salvador. Perhaps as much as 70% of this year’s harvest has been destroyed by the disease – a staggering amount. The impact on the coffee supply chain is clear (one reason for sky-rocketing coffee prices), but the profound economical impact cannot be over-estimated. Literally thousands of jobs have been eliminated — in counties where un-employment is already high — because there is simply so little coffee to harvest, mill, and export.      While we all saw this coming a year …

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