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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

Green Coffee Trading Partner Grounds for Health

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

Vournas Coffee Blog West Coast Coffee Traders

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

The Vournas Blog West Coast Coffee Traders

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

The Vournas Coffee Blog Green Coffee Trading

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

Vournas Coffee Blog Specialty Coffee Importer

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

Vournas Coffee Blog Green Coffee Importer

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!


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


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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Coffee Fest Anaheim In Perspective


Last week’s Anaheim Coffee Fest featured over 200 vendors, and was well attended by scores of passionate coffee lovers, industry professionals, and small and medium size roasters from Southern California, the Central V...

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