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El Salvador Sourcing Trip 2015

Written on March 26, 2015 at 9:29 pm, by

We are very excited to bring you some of the great El Salvador coffee’s that will be arriving in July, we recently visited 3 producers in El Salvador, two that we have worked with before, Mauricio Salaverria and the Dumont family, and one producer that will be brand new to Fratello, Café Pacas. Though thisMore

Nicaraguan Java: From Plantation to Palate

Written on September 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm, by

Fratello has a brand new coffee in the works and you’re about to get the inside scoop.  The Nicaraguan Java, sourced by Fratello’s head roaster David Schindel, is on its way to being in a coffee cup near you! I sat down with David to learn a bit more about his recent trip to NicaraguaMore

Nicaragua Sourcing Trip 2014

Written on March 11, 2014 at 11:03 pm, by

  We recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua where I got to meet some new producers and taste some amazing coffee from them and some of the producers that we have been working with for years. This really seems like a great year for quality from Nicaragua. One of the major differences between thisMore

Bolivia Coffee Sourcing Trip 2013

Written on August 13, 2013 at 11:57 am, by

This year we are excited to announce that we have had the opportunity to work with some new people in Bolivia. The company we are working with is Agritrade, they work with around 500 different farmers to collect coffee from all over Bolivia and bring it to their wet mill in Caranavi in cherry form.More

Nicaraguan Coffee Producer Profile – Eleane Miersch

Written on July 19, 2013 at 12:12 pm, by

Continual improvement is something every farmer we work with strives for but few have the level of commitment that Eleane Mierisch does.   This is Fratello Coffee’s 5th year working with the Miersch family and have written about them a lot.  We wanted to focus on Eleane in this post as she is a bigMore

El Salvador – Mauricio Salaverria, Finca VillaGalicia – Direct Trade

Written on May 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm, by

In February of 2012 we were first introduced with Mauricio Salaverria of Divisadero Café Farms when touring El Salvador.  We were impressed with what we saw at his farms Finca VilllaGalicia and Finca Himalaya, both in the Concepcion de Ataco which is in the Ahuachapán region in Western El Salvador.  What impressed us the mostMore