Latin America

Review: AgroEco Coffee

by JulieCraves 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 […]

Revised on December 21, 2020

Review: Bob-o-link Coffee

by JulieCraves on November 29, 2011

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

Revised on November 29, 2020

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

Revised on November 25, 2020

CafÁ© ChocÁ³ Andes is not just coffee — but a multi-layered conservation, education, and social welfare cooperative project.

Revised on December 31, 2020

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

Revised on November 25, 2020

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…

Revised on January 28, 2021

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

Revised on November 14, 2019

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

Revised on January 28, 2021

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…

Revised on November 14, 2019

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

Revised on November 14, 2019

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…

Revised on April 23, 2021

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…

Revised on November 14, 2019

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…

Revised on November 28, 2020

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

Revised on March 4, 2021

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,…

Revised on March 14, 2021