Coffee Industry News & Events

Colombian Coffee’s “Juan Valdez” (Carlos Sanchez) Dies At 83

Colombian Coffee Farmer Pop Icon Juan Valdez

Carlos Sanchez, the man who has portrayed the iconic yet fictional Colombian coffee farmer, Juan Valdez, has passed at age 83. Since 1969 he was the enduring face of Colombian coffee, appearing in countless advertisements and tv commercials for...

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Sumatra’s Critical Coffee Shortage

At the end of 2017, the Indonesian rainy season went far beyond its normal cycle, about a month in fact past the regular end-of-season. December typically marks the beginning of Indonesia’s dry season, but now Sumatra’s farmers and cooperat...

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Coffee Fest Portland 2017

Coming off the heels of the end of Coffee Fest Portland I want to say thank you to all that welcomed and shared their stories with us at this celebrated industry event. This being my first Coffee Fest, it was esp...

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Coffee Fest Portland 2017

Specialty Coffee Importers Coffee Fest

Going to Coffee Fest Portland? Let us Know!

The Vournas Coffee Trading Team will be at booth #725, ready to say hello, answer your questions and show you the difference that we can make for your roastery.

As an exclusive offer for our rea...

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September C Market Report

Green coffee trading Industry Partners C Market Logo

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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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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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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