The Vournas Coffee Blog

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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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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