The Vournas Coffee Blog

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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Happy Holidays From VCT

Happy Holidays 2019 from Vournas Coffee Trading
Our entire staff at Vournas Coffee Trading wishes you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!! Thank you for an incredible 2019. We'll see you in 2020 with more of our great coffees, new spot arrivals and industry news!!       Yours In Coffee, The…
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We Give Thanks

Coffee and A Slice of Pumpkin Pie
As Thanksgiving fast approaches and the Holidays swing into action, most of us are making plans to celebrate Turkey Day. For most this means turkey, the fixings and of course football. But it also gives us the moment to really reflect and be thankful for what we have. 2019 From…
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Freight Friendly Coffee Shipment

Freight Friendly Coffee Shipment Graphic
Vournas Coffee Trading strives to provide excellent coffee shipment support to all of our customers and would like to take a moment to indulge you in the physics of logistics — or rather the physical properties and phenomena of eighteen spinning wheels, a thousand bumpy miles and a billion moving…
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Washed vs Natural Process Coffees

Washed vs Natural Process Composite Image
Producing high quality washed and natural process coffee involves a number of variables for the world’s farmers and cooperative growers. Water quality, soil quality, fertilizers, organic certification, sunlight, shade and pest control must all be factored in to the grow cycle. Producers must also make the critical decision of how…
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2 Tanzania Peaberry Microlots

Tanzania Peaberry Microlots
New this month we spotlight two excellent Tanzania Peaberry Microlots, Kibosho and Kitamu. Both coffees are handpicked, washed offerings from high elevation regions rich in volcanic soil and close in proximity to the spectacular Mt. Kilimanjaro. We have selected these two Tanzania Peaberry Microlots in order to provide Tanzania options…
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Safety First | How To Prevent Coffee Roaster Fires

Roasted coffee beans and stainless steel coffee bean scoop
Recently I have had a few roasters share that they had NEVER cleaned their roaster. One of them, a new roaster, ended up starting a small fire. Fortunately everything ended up coming out okay, but it was a big lesson learned—and could have ended in a complete catastrophe. That said,…
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#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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