The Vournas Coffee Blog

FTO Sumatra Aceh Gayo Ketiara Women’s Coop

Organic Sumatra Aceh Gayo Ketiara Coop Board
Sumatra lovers unite!! Arriving just in time today, Monday March 8th for International Women's Day, our Fair Trade Organic Sumatra Aceh Gayo Ketiara Women's Coop is making its debut in the VCT lineup. This semi-washed organic coffee comes from the women-led Ketiara cooperative, home to some 2,712 small farmers nearly…
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Wishing You All A Great Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Coffee and Pie
Ok so here it goes, this year has been a wild one for sure! Not many people will be sad to say goodbye to 2020 and put this mess behind us. First off, I passionately believe that although many of us including Vournas Coffee have been beat up, we continue…
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VCT’s New Ethiopian Coffees

Ethiopia Harrar Coffee Cherries on Raised Drying Beds
We’re kicking off fall 2020 with a bang! Announcing the November arrival of a whole slew of new Ethiopian coffees. You may recognize one or more from 2019, as they are all entering year two in the VCT lineup. Ethiopia holds the unique status of being the birthplace of coffee—and…
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Brazil Prima Qualita 2020 Crop Review

Vista From Brazil Prima Qualita Coffee Farm, Minas Gerais Brazil
The highly anticipated arrival to one of our longest running marquis coffees, the Brazil Prima Qualita 2020 crop has now arrived, and is currently available for East and West Coast spot delivery. Now in it’s 18th season in the VCT lineup, this unique Brazilian coffee is a curated selection of…
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A New VCT Kingdom Growers Coffee

Honduras El Socorro Microlot Coffee Trees
For a number of years the Kingdom Growers Coffee coop has been supplying us with some incredible lots from their community in Montecillos. Their coffee has quickly grown to be a favorite among our roasters—one unlike any of our other Centrals, and enjoyed for its unique profile. In addition to…
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The Latest Vournas Coffee Mexico Offerings

Organic Coffee Farm Oaxaca Mexico
When it comes to sourcing quality Mexican coffee, the latest Vournas Coffee Mexico offerings provide roasters with two excellent choices. Whether looking for a clean cup of Fair Trade Organic or a versatile estate coffee as a go-to for your cafe’s guests, we have you covered. FTO Mexico Oaxaca Zapoteca…
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New Costa Rica Coffees Are In!

Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora Coffee Farm
We have three new Costa Rica coffees that are now available. Each comes from a different region, different grower, and different process, offering a variety of roasting and cupping choices. Costa Rica El Cedral Red Honey First up is our Costa Rica El Cedral Red Honey. This microlot is produced…
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Mexico Rancho San Francisco Is Back!

Grove of coffee trees and view of the mountains in Chiapas, Mexico
The 2020 crop of our exclusive Mexico Rancho San Francisco is back in stock. This is one of our marquis estate coffees and a classic cup that embodies the best that Mexico has to offer. It’s medium-bodied, medium-acidity, slightly nutty profile is incredibly versatile with the ability to be roasted…
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New SCA Cupping Protocols

Coffee Cupping Closeup
The Specialty Coffee Association has released new cupping protocols for protection against cross-contamination in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Please review the revised guidelines which are available as a PDF download here: Modified-SCA-Cupping-Protocol-2020-Release
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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 off without a hitch and…
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