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Direct Trade Nicaraguan Los Placeres Rainforest Alliance Estate

Written on January 28, 2010 at 7:33 am, by

Chris and myself along with Nan & Gerry (of Good Earth Cafes) just finished visiting the Meirsch family in Nicaragua.  Together we toured Matagalpa and Jinotega to see their 5 unique coffee estates, each show casing a different cup characteristic that stand out from one another. The Merisch family is a 3rd generation coffee familyMore

Direct Trade Guatemalan Montecristo Rainforest Alliance Estate

Written on January 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm, by

After 16 hours of traveling from Calgary to Guatemala, Nan, Gerry (of Good Earth Cafes), Chris and myself arrived in the San Marcos region where Neuva Granada Estate is located.  At the highest elevation of 5200 feet, you will find a micro lot of 100% Bourbon coffee called Montecristo.  This small lot of coffee isMore

Rainforest Alliance – farm audits

Written on January 13, 2010 at 10:55 am, by

We have written and spoke a few times about why Fratello Coffee chooses to purchase Rainforest Alliance (RA) certified coffees over other certifications.  We believe strongly that RA is the most complete certification available to us today.  A certification that looks at many different levels of life and accountability on the farms we choose toMore

New Coffee’s Availalbe for Winter Months

Written on November 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm, by

Fratello Coffee is introducing 6 new coffee next week.  These seasonal coffees are Fresh Green Arrivals.   We did not buy a lot of these coffees and expect them to move very quickly.  Each of these will be excellent selections to have over Christmas holidays, especially the very rare (just over 300 lbs of each available) AwardMore

Guatemalan Montecristo – Rainforest Alliance – Direct Trade

Written on July 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm, by

Last year we were offering coffee from this same estate called Nueva Granada.  This year we wanted to dig a little deeper into their farm and decided on this single varietal coffee, Bourbon.  Bourbon, an American mutation of the Typica varietal, is known for its softer, creamer cup then most other coffee varietals. This 100%More

Costa Rican Cup of Excellence – Lot #3

Written on June 12, 2009 at 9:29 am, by

Fratello Coffee just won the # 3 Lot of Costa Rican Celle de Copey – Cup of Excellencetoday.  This was a HUGE achievement and the highest ranking coffee Fratello has every won.  Jason was part of the jury down in Costa Rica this year and helped approving this coffee as being one of the topMore