Journey to Lay Ywar with our roaster Josh.

Our Roaster Josh, takes you on a trip to Lay Ywar, Myanmar.

Welcome to The Underdog Series

It’s time for a new hero. We’re so excited to officially launch The Underdog Series! The Underdog Series is not just about challenging and changing the perception of where specialty coffee comes from, but also discovering our industry’s newest champions and supporting their future development and growth.

Introducing the Gitesi Project

While coffee and cows isn’t exactly the most obvious pairing, we’re teaming up with the Gitesi Project to do exactly that. The Gitesi Project raises much needed funds to purchase cows for small coffee farmers in the Gitesi community in Rwanda, to provide their families with milk for nourishment and sale, as well as organic

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The origin story behind our special release Ananias Silvestre coffee.

Origin story told by Bill Ballard; Green Bean Buyer.

Honey processing – what is ‘semi dark’ honey processing?

This year we have been fortunate enough to feature two beautiful micro lots from Nicaragua, Lot1945 El Bosque and Lot1850 La Cascada, both processed using the semi-dark honey process method.

Toby’s Estate harvest in action

Hi All, A few weeks ago on the blog we ventured to Toby’s Smith’s Farm, Finca Santa Teresa, for a truly rich Panama coffee experience. I mentioned in my previous post that I was working on a multi-part video series to capture the passion and hard work that goes into bringing our Toby’s Estate coffee

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Behind the Panama Coffee Scene with Toby’s Estate

You may have already read parts of our recent trip to Panama for the 2014 coffee harvest, but I have been working behind the scenes to pull together a short video to give you a truly rich Panama coffee experience.

My Passion is Sourcing Incredible Coffee

“So how can I begin to tell you about Panama? This country has unbelievable scenery, great weather, impeccably good coffee, beautiful women, and fantastic Rum. No wonder why Toby brought us here. The only problem is, it’s so far away.
But believe me; the journey was well worth it.

My Experience at Toby’s Coffee Farm in Panama by Bill Ballard

“So how can I begin to tell you about Panama? This country has unbelievable scenery, great weather, impeccably good coffee, beautiful women, and fantastic Rum. No wonder why Toby brought us here. The only problem is, it’s so far away.
But believe me; the journey was well worth it.