The Vournas Coffee Blog

#GFHAuction | 2019 Grounds For Health Coffee Auction

Female coffee farmers for #GFHAuction, The Grounds For Health Annual Coffee Auction
In just a few weeks it will be our honor to take part in the 10th annual Grounds For Health Coffee Auction to benefit women's health services in coffee-growing communities. The 2019 #GFHAuction will be a live, ebay-style online auction where you can bid on many different coffees from around…
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VCT Now Storing Coffee At EBL Los Angeles

Stacks of multi colored shipping containers featuring the Vournas Coffee Trading logo
It is with great excitement that the VCT team would like to announce we will be storing our specialty coffees at EBL Los Angeles. For the last several years we have been watching the L.A. market expand, and although we currently service a bunch of roasters already in this area…
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Colombian Coffee’s “Juan Valdez” (Carlos Sanchez) Passes 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 the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. Juan Valdez was…
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Fair Trade Organic Mexico Oaxaca Zapoteca

Organic Mexican Green Coffee Farmer and Specialty Coffee Importer Andrew Vournas
As the world’s 8th overall largest producer of coffee, Mexico’s role in the coffee trade cannot be understated. Throughout North America specialty coffee importers and green coffee traders are keenly aware of the importance of the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas where the majority of Mexican coffee production originates.…
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Washed Guji’s | Father & Son Organic Ethiopian Coffees

Ethiopian Guji Growers
This month we’re very pleased to offer you two new fantastic, washed, organic Ethiopian coffees from two different wash stations in the West Guji Zone: the Kellenso Mekonissa and the Kercha Dubissa Bedessa. Both are produced by fourth generation farmer and mill operator, Aklilu Kassa along with his son, Biniam…
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Tanzania Kibosho Peaberry Microlot

Tanzania Peaberry Kibosho Microlot
In northern Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro reigns supreme. This extinct stratovolcano is the African continent’s highest peak (16,000 ft base to summit) as well as the source of a majority of Tanzania’s high quality arabica coffee, having been produced here since the late 1800s. Our new Tanzania Peaberry Microlot from the…
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Costa Rica Microlot Coffee | El León De Heredia

Black & White Vintage Photo Costa Rican Coffee Growers El Leon De Heredia
In Costa Rica there are very few families with a history in coffee that dates back over a century to the 1880’s, when Costa Rica’s independence from Spain was still evolving and coffee exports were driving the nation towards a coffee-focused future. This Costa Rica microlot coffee is produced by…
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Critical Sumatra Coffee Shortage

Sumatran Coffee Farmer Patio Sun Drying Coffee
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 cooperatives are witnessing major interruptions to their operations, threating a critical Sumatra…
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The Benefits of Microlot Pour Over Coffees

Chemex Coffee Maker and Coffee Grounds for Pourover Coffee Brewing
Is a cup of coffee always JUST a cup of coffee? For today’s specialty coffee consumer, the local café roastery can be a stand-in-place journey around the globe to one farm/one cup with a story that is anything but average. This is the perfect moment to introduce your customers to…
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Rwanda Hingakawa Women’s Coffee Coop

Female Coffee Farmers of the Misozi Hingakawa Women's Coffee Cooperative, Rwanda
We’re very proud to once again be offering our Rwanda Hingakawa Women’s Coffee Coop specialty green coffee . This amazing group of female coffee producers claims the unique distinction of being part of the Abakundakawa-Rushashi Cooperative, Rwanda’s first ever 100% female coffee growing cooperative. Let’s Grow Coffee! Hingakawa translates to…
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