The Vournas Coffee Blog

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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Happy Holidays Everyone

Happy Holidays from Vournas Coffee Trading
From all of us at Vournas Coffee Trading, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!
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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Black Coffee Mug, Give Thanks Message
As Thanksgiving approaches most of us are making our plans to gather with family and friends to celebrate with the traditional fanfare of turkey, cranberries, potatoes and football. At the same time, in light of all the adversity in the world, it is hard not to reflect on what we…
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Coffee Fest Portland Recap

Coffee Traders Andrew Vournas and June Kamiya at the Vournas Coffee Trading Booth at Coffee Fest
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 especially exciting to be amongst all who share the common…
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Meet Us For Coffee Fest Portland!

Specialty Green Coffee Samples from Vournas Coffee Trading Green Coffee Importers
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 readers and subscribers, receive 50% off the…
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September Coffee Market Report

Coffee Market (C-Market) Report Graphic
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 many people in the region. We hope that all affected will…
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New Colombian Coffee Microlots

Colombian Coffee Farmer José Suárez & Family with Coffee Trees, Finca La Esperanza
As green coffee trading goes, we’re always on the lookout for those coffees that offer a little something extra to our roasters. This month we’re very excited to have secured a few limited volume, sustainably grown Colombian coffee microlots for you from the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia. Each…
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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 McConaghy of Coffee Connections were…
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