Monthly Archives: February 2013

A trip to Sustainable Market Services (SMS), Thika, and traceability in Kenya? Say what?

More cupping, a trip to Sustainable Market Services (SMS), Thika, and traceability in Kenya? Say what?

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A Day in the Office – Nairobi, Kenya

Today is a day of cupping in the office of my Kenyan coffee exporter. They are currently in the peak of selecting auction lot coffees to purchase. Now, to most of us in the states, this sounds like it would be great, however all is not what it may appear to be.Continue Reading

Ramblings from over the Atlantic Ocean. Post 1, Kenya and Uganda 2013

For the past 6 months, I have been planning and organizing a truly sustainable, traceable way to purchase coffee from East Africa, mainly Kenya and Ethiopia. Many people have told me that is impossible, and that maybe true, but I believe that I made leeway, and developed a great relationship to help “crack the co-op”. Continue Reading

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