Three drops of honey

Finca Malacara and Three drops of Honey

By Nanelle Newbom Three Drops of Honey. That’s all it takes to pick perfectly ripe coffees. Rodrigo Dumont demonstrates by squeezing that prized sweet liquor onto the palm of his hand from the gorgeous orange bourbon cherry he has selected. Orange Bourbon, especially from Malacara B, holds a special place in my heart. Since my earliest years […]


Finca San Antonio is turning a new leaf

  Finca San Antonio – Turning A New Leaf in Coffee Sourcing, The Finer Details of Coffee / By Nanelle Newbom You just don’t find this sort of thing any more. Over the last decade the barriers to direct trade have lowered. Thanks to many pioneers from all sectors of the green coffee business, most importers have simple processes in place to […]


Flipping the Script

“In a market so closely tied to the “C price”, the solution is for the farmers to spend less and produce more.” -Molly Laverty, Sustainability Manager – Farmer Brothers Coffee After scooping my jaw off the floor, I paused to give what Ms Laverty said consideration. Its easy to have a knee jerk reaction. Rather than […]