Eleven travelers met in the Bogota airport early on Monday, September 11th. Five were Cafe Imports staff. The other six represented Ruby Coffee Roasters, Jibbi.Littles Coffee Roasters, City Market Coffee Roasters, Patriot Coffee, and Salto Coffee. They met for a five-day sourcing tour designed to help roasters cultivate and sustain genuine buyer-farmer partnerships with producers and cooperatives participating in our .
During their five days of travel, the group visited women producers of the ASMUCAFE, ARGCAFEE, and FUDAM associations hosted by Banexport. Along the way, they toured farms, roasted samples, cupped offerings, and enjoyed homemade meals together.
A trip recap combining reports from our staff was just published in Barista Magazine’s latest issue! The article begins on Page 37.
If sourcing, connecting, and learning together sounds like something you want to be part of, view our Resource trip opportunities below. We have three trips scheduled for the beginning of next year, with more being planned as we speak. We welcome you to join.