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September C Market Report

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First off I would like to send all of our coffee friends in Houston our thoughts and prayers during this unfortunate time. The deluge of rain brought by Hurricane Harvey and the widespread destruction that came with it impacted ...

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New Colombian Microlots

As green coffee trading goes, we’re always on the lookout for those coffees that offer a little something extra to our roasters. This month we’re very excited to have secured a few limited volume, sustainably grown Colombia microlots for yo...

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Papua New Guinea 2017 – Anything Can Happen!

This past month I traveled to Papua New Guinea for five days to check in on the farmers of the Purosa highlands, their co-op leaders and mill operators in Goroka. My wife Kat, CFO of Vournas Coffee Trading, our son Zach and Craig and Heather ...

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Papua New Guinea Coffee Legend Craig McConaghy

To the people of Papua New Guinea’s Eastern Highlands, Craig McConaghy is many things – cupping guru, community advocate, production consultant, go-to guy and jack of all trades. Since 1969 Craig has been at the center of Papua New Guinea's...

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The 2017 Grounds For Health Coffee Auction

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This week and next, from Thursday, May 25 to Thursday, June 1 it will be our honor to take part in the 2017 Grounds for Health Coffee Auction to benefit women's health services in coffee-growing communi...

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SCA Global Coffee Expo 2017

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Every year we eagerly anticipate the next Specialty Coffee Expo. It’s the biggest gathering in our industry, and there’s a lot of excitement and a lot buzz! It’s an opportunity for us to check in on current trends, sample some new origins...

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Celebrating 15 Years In Coffee

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15 years ago there were almost no small, family-run importers focused on real, high-grade quality, estates or organics. Nor was there any overarching effort to provide small farmers with fair prices and to bring their coffees in on a consistent...

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FTO Papua New Guinea Purosa A

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We don’t like to play favorites when it comes to coffee, but many of you know that ever since our friend and long-time PNG consultant, Steve Teisl, first established trade with Papua New Guinea nearly 17 years ago we have enjoyed a strong rap...

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2017 Marquis Coffees from VCT

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The Vournas 2017 Lineup

We’ve been working overtime in our cupping room in order to bring you our lineup of this year’s exclusives. We have received advance samples from the farms for every single one of our marqu...

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Building Bridges From Farm to Cup

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When we launched Vournas Coffee Trading in 2002 part of our goal was to identify gaps in the grower/roaster supply chain, build bridges between them and in the process become a sort of farm to cup extension cord, not merely just another green i...

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