Coffee Sourcing Adventures

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

Stacks of multicolored bags of specialty green coffee under a rain cover at a coffee washing mill 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

"Gentlemen, Slight Change of Plans"

June 13, 2006

Steve and I just returned from a 2 week coffee sourcing trip to the Eastern Highlands region of Papua New Guinea, and what a trip it was.  (This will be a struggle to shrink the adventure...

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