The best coffee producers in the world are never satisfied: They know that there’s always something else to be learned about coffee, to be investigated, to be applied, to be explored, and even sometimes to try again when things don’t go as planned the first time. More than anything — even more than their relentless obsession with coffee quality — we’ve found that the most innovative producers are also insatiably curious, and love to learn from and with one another.
In the spirit of not only celebrating our most innovative partners, but also to allow them to exchange ideas and information among each other, we are building a library of notes, videos, photos, and other rich media that will not only shine a much-deserved light on the work these coffee geniuses are doing, but also provide them the means to cross-pollinate and communicate amongst themselves, all across the globe.

Innovation Spotlight #1: Elkin Guzman

Finca El Mirador; Pitalito, Huila, Colombia

Innovation: Processing techniques using advanced applied science—specifically Natural-Hydro-Honey, and other experimental methods

Young multigenerational coffee producer Elkin Guzman has always been interested in and drawn to applied science, and his approach to coffee is no different: He is inspired by methodical research and experimentation, and is something of a data nerd, especially when it comes to unlocking the secrets to top quality coffee. After watching a video presentation by Brazilian agro-engineer Dr. Flávio Borém…(read more)

INNOVATORS

Click below to read about the innovative contributions these individuals have made through coffee production, and stay tuned for more Innovation Spotlights as coffees from these producers arrive to our offerings.

Blang Glee Farm

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Haraaz, Yemen

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Fazenda IP and CarmoCoffees

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