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...
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...
Women in Coffee: Part I

Women in Coffee: Part I

Farmers & Cooperatives By Joan Katzeff, Co-Founder & Director of Operations at Thanksgiving Coffee Company I first visited Nicaragua in the early 1990’s. The terrible years of the Iran Contra Civil War were still dominant in the memory of the people, and its...