The Vournas Coffee Blog

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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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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