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50/50 Blend

Blends
Decaf
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Sumatra: Ulos Batak

Asia/Pacific
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Bolivia: Angel Mamani

Americas
Single Origin
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Uganda: Sipi Falls

Africa
Single Origin
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Colombia’s National Coffee Federation

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Is the FNC Working for the Best Interest of Colombian Coffee Farmers? I have been traveling to Colombia since 2008.   Each time I am there, I am amazed at how big and influential the FNC actually is.  Colombia is one of the few coffee-growing countries with a massive NGO that is working to promote coffee as a viable export.  Created in 1927, the National Coffee Federation (FNC) was developed to help small farmers get a fair price for their coffee.  The FNC not only promotes fair pricing but also guarantees member farms that they will be able to sell their coffee and offers financing and agricultural assistance to all 563,000 members. The FNC is also in charge of marketing Colombian coffee to the world.  Juan Valdez is the FNC’s trademarked mascot.  For those that remember, Juan Valdez was everywhere in the early 80s and is/was perhaps one of the most …

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