Como nada, estamos ya en julio. Pero nunca es tarde para retomar la escritura sobre temas de café. Esta vez, y aprovechando que el flujo de promoción y venta de café está ya en fase de exportación, quiero llamar la atención a un tema que se ha promovido mucho en redes sociales: la unificación de … More #Unificación o no #SCAA #SCAE
It seems that 2014 started out with low expectations on coffee prices. Is that any news? Not really. Coffee is a very volatile commodity with story of low prices most of the time. I remember when I started to work in the coffee sector in 1999, prices were falling rapidly and they reached the lowest in … More Too much coffee, not good enough?
Ired4U will celebrate its first anniversary October 22. As fast as you can read it, what started to be a personal/professional activity to monitor coffee news has now become my daily inspiring activity that combines my communication background with my passion for coffee. When I decided to monitor daily, most people thought it would be too … More Ired4U’s first anniversary.
An easy to comprehend introduction to coffee Arabica specie, where it comes from, why is it unique, how weather variability affects it and what is being done to protect it from extinction. Research is one of the most difficult to achieve objectives due to lack of financial resources. Recently, World Coffee Research announced a check … More Kew Gardens – Beyond the Gardens – The Forgotten Home of Coffee
You would think so if you consider that leaf rust and other diseases are rapidly adapting to new variables of weather. But it is interesting to learn from the marketplace when all these predictions are taking place. Look at Colombia! Who would think that they would recover from such a loss due to that terrible … More Running out of coffee?
Coming back to SCAA in Boston made me realize how time has gone. First time I ever attended SCAA was when I was working with the Guatemalan Coffee Growers Association in 1999. Liz Rodriguez, how was then the marketing coordinator, asked me to organize Guatemala’s participation at the exhibition in Philadelphia. It was a lot … More Back in time nourishing the present in coffee
Featuring: El Guatalón and Annexes, Santa Rosa, Guatemala The road drags you to a landscape of unsuspected beauty. The dirt disguises every mile like daring your imagination to find what you think is an ideal terrain for growing such a noble bean. The narrower the path, the wider view posing with luxuriant nature and magnificent … More A journey to discovering exemplary coffee in Guatemala