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Colombia – Elias Roa – Acevedo, Huila – Direct Trade

Written on April 25, 2013 at 7:48 am, by

Elias Roa and his family have been producing coffee for 25 years.  Elias has 2 farms, this one in the Acevedo region called Finca El Recuerdo and the other is in El Pital called Finca Tamana, giving him the ability to harvest coffee all year long.  Elias will be able to send his 3 childrenMore

Guatemalan – Montecristo, Geisha – Direct Trade

Written on April 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm, by

Easily one of the top coffees we’ve ever had the opportunity to taste has been our new Guatemalan Don Gustavo Geisha, a stunning cup, bright citrus and tropical fruit notes with an incredibly smooth body and a candy like finish. It is grown at 1600 Meters above sea level alongside Bourbons and Caturra coffee plantsMore

Colombia – Arnulfo Leguizamo, San Agustin, Huila – Direct Trade

Written on March 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm, by

We are extremely excited and proud to be introducing you to not only one of, or THE BEST Colombian coffee in the world, but also one of the best coffees we have tasted in a very long time.  Arnulfo Leguizamo, a coffee producer in San Agustin, a micro region of the Huila district broke recordsMore

Colombia, Huila Coffee Sourcing Trip – 2012

Written on November 30, 2012 at 9:56 am, by

In Early November 2012 I had the opportunity to go back to Colombia.   This was a great trip, again in Huila, where we focused our attention in the micro-regions of Acevedo and San Agustin (You can view photos on our Facebook page).    This was my 5th trip to Colombia and am finally confident in workingMore

Bolivian Coffee Sourcing Trip

Written on November 7, 2012 at 10:06 am, by

Well it’s been a couple weeks since I got back from Bolivia on my first origin trip, I went down with a company called Invalsa who sources and exports coffee from Bolivia. The trip was a real eye opening experience, From seeing the coffee farms and their incredibly steep hills, being shown the incredibly labourMore

What is Direct Trade to Fratello Coffee Roasters?

Written on September 17, 2012 at 7:53 am, by

You have probably heard about it, and seen many people promoted/talk about it, but what is direct trade?  One of the issues with direct trade, is that it does not have the same meaning to every coffee roaster.  It is NOT a certification, it is a purchasing philosophy.   Below is our ideas around it andMore