31Oct

Guatemala La Senda: A New Coffee and a New Process

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We have a friend named Thomas Pingen who spends his days traveling through Central & South America helping farms improve the quality of their coffees through experimental processing techniques.  When the quality goes up, so does the price of the coffee and this allows the farm to reinvest in themselves and hopefully get on path […]
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13Jun

An Interview with Hugo Gonzalez

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Farm: El Eden Farm Owner: Hugo Gonzalez Age: 50 Hugo, a 3rd generation coffee farmer, purchased the land on which he grows his coffee 5 years ago. Due to rising temperatures brought on by Climate Change, Hugo’s first farm started to become susceptible to coffee insects (the Borer Beetle) as well as coffee rust (Roya). […]
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02Feb

A little Competition and a lot of Camaraderie

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This will be our 2nd year entering the US Coffee Championships for Barista and Roasting. These competitions are what help push us to become better coffee professionals, which in turn benefits our customers and wholesale partners back home. Not only do we elevate as professionals in our field, but competing also allows us to take awesome road […]
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07Nov

What is the Cup of Excellence?

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COE stands for “Cup of Excellence” and is a coffee competition held by ACE “Alliance for Coffee Excellence”  in coffee producing countries like El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Brasil, Colombia, Burundi, Peru, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.  Basically, it’s a competition where craftsman coffee farmers submit their best coffees of that season to be judged and scored […]
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24Feb

What Is A Living Wall

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By: Ashley Bodine What Is A Living Wall? A living wall is a vertical garden grown on the interior or exterior of a building. It can be a beautiful sight for creativity and life for an otherwise bland space. We chose to grow our living wall on the interior of our Hyattsville Cafe because of […]
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