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Sourcing Coffee In Central America

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"The reason we source coffee around the world is also to play a role in improving the quality of life for our coffee farmers"

 

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El Aguila Pacamara El Salvador selected as 14th top coffee of top 30 Coffees of 2013

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  The Coffee Review writes "This exceptional coffee was selected as the #14 coffee in the Coffee Review Top 30 Coffees of 2013. This lot is comprised entirely of the much admired, bold-bean Pacamara variety of Arabica, a cross between the giant-beaned Maragogipe variety and Pacas, a selection of the heirloom Bourbon. Finca El Aguila is owned by farmer Mauricio Ariz and his sons, who are fourth generation growers. Olympia Coffee is the only roaster in the United States to be offering this segregated Finca Aguila Pacamara lot. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with...

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El Salvador Video

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Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. - El Salvador, La Gloria from Voortex Productions on Vimeo. We are excited to share our new video from El Salvador. This video features producer Luis Rodriguez at his family farms in Apaneca and Ataco El Salvador. Our first offering from the Rodriguez family La Gloria can be purchased by following this link http://www.olympiacoffee.com/collections/coffees/products/el-salvador-la-gloria

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From The Source Video Documentary

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We would like to share our new video with you: From The Source. I've been friends with Charley Voorhis for many years now. He used to own a cafe in Leavenworth, Washington. At the time, I was a barista trainer who worked with Charley and his crew in every detail of coffee education. Over the years, we kept in touch and visited each other even after he left his coffee career. I'm very glad he did leave coffee, because his skills as a photographer and filmmaker are too great not to be utilized.  Not many people get a chance to...

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El Salvador With The Rodriguez Family

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   Starting a new relationship is always nerve racking. It's the same with new relationships with coffee producers. This year we began the process with working with a new partner in El Salvador, the Rodriguez family. Luis Rodriguez and his mother Gloria hosted me like a family member welcoming me into home and lives in Apaneca llamatepec area of El Salvador. The family operates the farms El Porvernir, Nejapa, La Lagunita and La Gloria. Gloria and Luis, give me hope for a strong trade partner in El Salvador. This trip was more of an exploratory trip. We know and love...

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