Back in July – August 2014, MCCH, held a Micro Lot competition in Neiva – Huila. Hundreds of producers from Pitalito, Sur Huila, Garzon, Acevedo and Tolima participated, only 25 made it to the finals. I was personally in Neiva for the final event when all 25 finalists received their ranking and prizes. During the […]
This week’s coffee visit was to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands and a most beautiful destination for mountain and beach hikers. My wife and I hiked over 25 miles up and down mountains, thru Gorges and along the Southern Libyan sea, We also Kayaked and Stand up Paddled more than 10 coast miles […]
Land of countless castles and fairy tales, Denmark is also home of multiple Barista World Champs, a whole nation of heavy coffee drinkers, the second highest consumption per capita in the world. While visiting some of the many famous coffee shops in Copenhagen, I ended up choosing this new Coffee Faucet concept shop “Top Brewer” […]
My trip within the coffee heart of Colombia last week included the beautiful Valle del Cauca starting from the city of Cali. This was my first visit to this area and I was honored to be invited by FNC’s “Comite Departamental de Cafeteros del Valle Cauca” The Executive Director Mr. Hector Fabio Cuellar Lopez and […]
On my way back from Guatemala yesterday and while enjoying the scenery over Cuba, I came to think of some great coffees we carry for the Italian and Latino inspired blends. NUCOFFEE Cerrado Region coffees, Full Bodied, sweet and natural preparation Estate lots. Other Brazilian NUCOFFEE marvels of basic flavor notes and high sweetness for […]
The samples of the first Huila and Tolima Micro Lot Quality Competition held by MCCH have arrived! Please find below, the list by final score and placement by producer and Finca names. Each sample is available at our office and we can send samples and pricing by request only. Arrivals into USA ports will be […]
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News coming from the Brazilian Coffee Belt is that 70% of the crop is at home and that yield and bean size are in fact reduced. The weather has been absolutely normal for the season, very dry and with lower temperatures but no frost in the coffee regions. The quality for the Natural Arabicas is […]
While we cannot guarantee this statement, we can’t deny it’s potential. Meanwhile, let’s not worry about how we will get the supply of such impactful volumes and toast on what we can get now. See our list of SPOT coffees from the Americas, great and outstanding green beans that will make your day!! Call for […]
As mentioned/predicted in our last report, the first “Spring – like” rains hit the Arabica and Robusta coffee belts in Brazil during the mid to end of last week. The next 15 days show a drier pattern but there is at least one cold/rain front to hit the Arabica belt continuing Spring’s arrival in about […]
With 90% of this new harvest at home, the final figure of what the volume will be is still a controversial matter. Soon, probably within the month of September, official and non-official numbers will be released confirming a substantial reduction to the original forecasts. On the other hand, the rains should be returning by mid-September […]
Yes, back to Colombia again after my stay in Guatemala last week, this time, smack into a great Coffee Event and quality competition by MCCH in Neiva/Huila. “Primer Encuentro Internacional de Cafeicultura Sostenible and Primer Concurso de Cafes De Alta Calidad , 1 de Agosto , 2014“ This meeting aggregated producers from the entire Huila […]
Well over 40% of the Brazilian crop is under covered roofs already. It is still too early to evaluate productivity but the good news is that quality is mostly very good. At the current harvest pace, we could see the last pickings by mid to late August, almost a month earlier than usual. On the […]
Nucoffee and Wolthers Douqué hosted 25 Brazilian coffee producers and Cooperative Presidents at the Nucoffee Booth during the SCAA Conference and Exhibition in Seattle this past weekend. The entire Brazilian fine quality Arabica Coffee Belt was represented by these special guests. We also had the opportunity to meet with most of our roaster clients attending […]
Over 40 producers joined our event on 10/18 which was organized by NUCOFFEE´s Douglas Avila and Mario Lucio in partnership with COOPASSA. The idea of this event was to acknowledge producers for their contribution to quality, best farming practices and traceability. All these producers bartered with NUCOFFEE part of their future crop and received advanced […]
Our program helped Francisco to commercialize his microlots in the US by opening supply channels with four specialty coffee roasters. Today we are happy to say that he is receiving his NUCOFFEE Commercialization Certificate consolidating the connection with these roasters.
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Day 1 As I had a feeling that the Colombian harvest seemed bit late, I and some guests took the first plane down to Bogota and further into Neiva in the Huila Region last week. Before flying to Neiva, we made a quick visit at Wolthers & Vittrup – Quality Assurance Lab for some overall […]
We have cupped the Tarrazu’ arrival and found it to be “Outstanding”! Other Origins such as Guatemala Genuine Antigua Acate and Huehuetenango are also arriving in the next week. From Brazil and from Colombia, we have some exciting lots from NUCOFFEE and MCC. Please call or email for samples and pricing.
With Bali behind me, it was now Vietnam I was going to spend a short week visiting. Vietnam is the 2nd largest producer of coffee today, they produce mostly Robusta but have developed Arabica plantations in the last decade. Today, Arabica volume represent about 3.4% ( 1 million 132.28 lb. bags ) of the total […]