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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

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

The Vanguard Review – Analog Coffee 17th Ave

Written on April 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm, by

Calgary has become an amazing coffee city. It’s quite rare for a city to have one great coffee roaster, let alone three. Fortunately the city has been quick to embrace this coffee movement. I’m confident to say Calgary coffee roasters rival that of Blue Bottle/San Francisco, Stumptown/Portland, or Intelligentsia/Chicago.  Analog is the café arm ofMore

Guatemalan – Montecristo, Geisha – Direct Trade Coffee

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

Fast Forward Weekly – Calgary’s Booming Coffee Scene

Written on April 12, 2013 at 8:05 am, by

Cream of the coffee shops  – Calgarians hungry for more than a cup of joe Published April 11, 2013  by James Wilt in Bar & Restaurant Guide It’s mid-week, mid-morning. A dozen or so customers are drinking espressos and lattes in Fratello’s Analog Cafe on 17th Avenue S.W. It’s decently busy, at least by theMore