A Message From Dr. Java

Happy Holidays

Sierra Mountains Covered In Snow

From All of Us at Vournas Coffee Trading, a very Happy New Year!...

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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Black Coffee Mug, Give Thanks Message

As Thanksgiving approaches most of us are making our plans to gather with family and friends to celebrate with the traditional fanfare of turkey, cranberries, potatoes and football. At the same time, in light of all the adversity in the world, ...

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Papua New Guinea 2017 – Anything Can Happen!

Goroka Mud Men Ceremony, Coffee Growing Community, Papua New Guinea

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

Portrait of Papua New Guinea Coffee Exporter, Craig McConaghy of Coffee Connections

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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Celebrating 15 Years In Coffee

Andrew Vournas, Specialty Green Coffee Importer with Costa Rican Coffee Farmer

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

Coffee Grower Thatched Hut Home, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

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

Closeup of Coffee Cherries on the Vine in Papua New Guinea

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

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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Coffee Market Trends in 2017 and Beyond!

2017 Coffee Market Growth Chart

Now that December is upon us and we’ve already begun looking towards a new coffee season in 2017, we here at the Vournas Voice are once again surveying the C Market landscape in order to share with you our perspective on where we are and wher...

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The Rise of the C Market

2017 Coffee Market Growth Chart

Well readers, it’s that time of year again. No, it’s not holiday shopping and excessive eating that I speak of. I mean that OTHER time of year, when the C Market begins to rise, and everywhere roasters collectively cringe, day traders jump ...

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