We are happy to announce that we will be conducting an extensive program to discover super quality coffee lots in Ethiopia. The initiative is a unique collaboration between various Ethiopian stakeholders, the Coffee Quality Institute and Boot Coffee specialists. We will start mining for Black...

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I just returned from a wonderful visit to Jamaica. The Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica, under the leadership of Christopher Gentles (Director General), had requested our assistance for an intensive training session with the professional cuppers of the country. Traditionally, cupping protocols in Jamaica have...

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I enjoyed a really warm welcome at Kéan Coffee, which was started more than 7 years ago by the specialty coffee pioneer Martin Diedrich. During my visit I tasted several outstanding coffees. Martin is so much connected with the well being of his guests; I could...

Staying at Bekele's Blessing in Aleta Wondo - Sidama, is always a highlight during any visit to Ethiopia. Right before leaving the community development program I was offered a small coffee tree to be replanted in front of the roundhouses where we stayed. Besides the school...

Students at Bekele's Blessing primary school in Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia are enjoying their lunch during my visit to this community development program right outside the town. The school was established by the founders of Common River  Tsegaye Bekele and Donna Sillan. Currently, there is a second, third and...

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