[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Boot Coffee is passionate about creating globe-spanning connections, educational opportunities and excellence in coffee throughout the coffee supply chain. The company’s history of successfully implementing innovative marketing and economic development programs has now birthed the plan of an...

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...

Here is a peek into a Roast Profiling & Cupping Course going on today. Jodi is leading a tasting exercise for the group so that they can better understand tricky cupping terms like "mouth feel" and "acidity"....

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE PRODUCERS OCCUPY PORTLAND and present new harvest coffees to international buyers. The international specialty coffee community is gathered in Portland for the annual convention organized by the SCAA (Specialty Coffee Asociation of America). Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, is recognized by coffee specialists...

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