Coffee from Rwanda

Coffee from Rwanda

Farmers & Cooperatives I was trailing off to sleep, it was a cool summer night in Mendocino. Joan’s voice came into my consciousness and broke my reverie. She was not yet ready to say good night to the day. “Paul, I was listening to NPR today and there...
Micro-Lot Coffee

Micro-Lot Coffee

Coffee 101 The world is lush with coffee growing regions, and inside those regions are thousands of small-scale coffee farmers, growing coffee in hundreds of different micro-climates and soil types. This is where we find the “micro-lot.” Together with...
My Laos Experience: Part II

My Laos Experience: Part II

Farmers & Cooperatives How poor quality coffee becomes great: the time it takes Between 2004 and 2014, Tyson was in and out of my sights as he ferried back and forth between Laos and the United States. He was a very internet-savvy millennial and did a few...