Coffee Sourcing Adventures

From Costa Rica With Love

Costa Rica Tarrazu Coffee Cherries

Our recent trip to source to Tarrazu and Heredia regions in Costa Rica took place this past November. I was joined by my Vournas Coffee Trading team members Andrew and June, and we landed late on a Saturday night in San Jose. Our travel went of...

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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 Mc...

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From Here to Honduras

Andrew Vournas meeting with female coffee roasters in Honduras

Having flown out of Oaxaca, Mexico earlier in the day, and now on the second leg of my journey with Dave Day and Geron Gray of Growers First, I landed...

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Many Miles to Oaxaca

Specialty Coffee Importer Andrew Vournas with Dave Day of Growers First hand out young coffee saplings to coffee farmers in Ixtepec, Oaxaca Mexico

Last month I arrived in Oaxaca, Mexico and began a two day journey to the isolated coffee community of Ixtepec

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Guatemala In Five Days

A view of the Atitlan Volcano from a specialty green coffee farm in Guatemala

Recently I had the pleasure to take a Guatemala farm tour. Having not been there for six or so years I was excited to see how it changed. My first trip to Guatemala was back in 1990 when dictators ruled the city and rebels the countryside. I ha...

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Source Trip To Papua New Guinea | Land Of The Unexpected

Specialty Green Coffee Importer, Andrew Vournas with Papua New Guinea school children receiving supplies and support from Vournas Coffee Trading

Last week I had the privilege to embark on a source trip to Papua New Guinea for the second time. It was a fantastic trip seeing first hand just how hard it is to bring Papua New Guinea coffee from farms to market. My first day there was actual...

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Military Checkpoints, Armored Cars And Great Coffee Too!

Groves of Arabica Coffee Farms on the Hillsides Siguatepeque Honduras

Having just returned from Honduras, it’s very hard to comprehend just how dangerous the city of San Pedro Sula has become. Yes ind...

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Gentlemen, Slight Change Of Plans

An aerial photo of many coffee growing plots in the Eastern Highlands coffee region of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, "Land of The Unexpected"

Steve Teisl and I just returned from a two week coffee sourcing trip to the Eastern Highlands

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