Latin America

Review: AgroEco Coffee

by on January 14, 2012

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #49. The Community Agroecology Network (CAN) seeks to to link farming communities in Latin America to consumers in the […]

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Review: Bob-o-link Coffee

by on November 29, 2011

Bob-o-link Coffee from Brazil: two crop years, three roasters, and an interesting backstory.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

In recognition of National Pollinator Week, another review of a coffee with a great backstory.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Café Chocó Andes is not just coffee — but a multi-layered conservation, education, and social welfare cooperative project.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

For Arbor Day, a review of the coffees available from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #41. Starbucks Organic Shade Grown Mexico is produced by around 900 small farmers on 3200 ha of land in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas [1]. Many of the…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Caribou’s 100% Rainforest Alliance certified Colombian offering is a tasty, sustainable selection.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

A review of Terroir’s Colombia El Descanso, a farm that may be starting to plant the castillo variety.

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #32. In our background post on El Salvador, one of the coffees we reviewed was Counter Culture’s Finca Mauritania, from the slopes of the Ilamantepec (Santa Ana) volcano. The…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Counter Culture’s Holiday Blend used a roast style called vienna mélange, mixing and blending different roasts of the same bean — from Zaragoza, Mexico.

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Revised on August 15, 2012

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #30. Daterra Estate — Brazil. Sampled from three roasters: Rowster Coffee, Terroir Coffee Company, and Sweetwater Organic Coffees. In a previous post, I discussed coffee growing in the cerrado…

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Revised on March 23, 2014

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #29. Starbucks Black Apron Exclusive: Organic Lomas Al Rio (Costa Rica). This review is a tad out of the ordinary for two reasons. First, I don’t buy coffee from…

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Revised on September 6, 2013

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #28. It’s taken too long to get around to reviewing coffee from one of the most well-known coffee farms in the world that is marketed as sustainable, Panama’s Carmen…

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Caribou Coffee’s latest Roastmaster Reserve is Panama Maunier, from Panama’s Boquette region in Chirqui province.

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Revised on January 20, 2011

Plainspoken Coffee. A Coffee Review for Ordinary People by Ordinary People, #26. I first read about Guatemala’s Finca Vista Hermosa in Roast Magazine, in a series written by Edwin Martinez, Diary of a Grower. FVH is the Martinez family farm,…

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Revised on March 23, 2014