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Brazil Força Cafe - 1st Place in the Natural Division

Located within the powerhouse of coffee with 60% of the Brazilian production, in the Sul de Minas region of Minas Gerais (226,460 mi²), lies a project called Força Café. Untraditional in its approach, the project looks to empower the smallholder coffee farmer by assisting in self-organization, facilitating links to local services, and connecting them to roasters. Although it does not represent all the production, specialty is a segment where the small holder farmer can compete with the larger more cost effective farms and achieve a more stable, differentiated price. Força Café is a project from the Hans R. Neumann Foundation of Brazil (HRNS). The full name of the project “Fortalecimiento Da Caficultura Familiar” means the strengthening of family farming. Each farmer that...

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Rwanda Coshaco - Washing Station

Here we are again and it’s time to introduce you to our March special: Rwanda Coshaco – Washing Station Scoring 95 points, this region produced the 2nd best coffee in 2013 and we can’t wait to introduce the 2015 crop.   The Nyamasheke District, in the extreme west part of Rwanda, is home to 17 different washing stations. Sitting at 1508 meters above sea level, the Coshaco Washing Station is a cooperative of 300 farmers founded in 2009. After facing financial troubles while it was privately operated, David Sanzira, a member of the cooperative, took over Coshaco in 2014. Since taking over he processed 120 tons of cherries in 2014 and grew significantly to 250 tons in the past year.  ...

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Burundi Mpanga - Washing Station to start February with high scores

Hello WTB Coffee lovers We know that’s been a while since we last spoke but we were in a rush to get the best out of our coffee and to produce a lot of news for our new year. And here is the first of them, the Burundi Mpanga fully washed. This amazing bean was selected as the 20th coffee on Coffee Review’s List of the Top 30 of 2015 and we got it. It was reviewed on June 2015 and scored 94 points.                                                                        ...

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