How long has your family been farming for? Farming has been in my family for many years: my great-grandfather called Hilario Ureña, a migrant from the Central Valley as many of the people who expanded the country to south, founded the village where we live in the middle of the mountains, San Juan Norte, [...]
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For the past two years, we have been sourcing our Peruvian coffee through Jose Rivera who runs Origin Coffee Lab. Origin Coffee Lab is based across Cajamarca, focusing on the Jaen and San Ignacio areas. They believe in quality, sustainability, and traceability – seeing the open dialogue between roasters and farmers as the key [...]
By Andrew Cayer Watcher of birds, chopper of wood, slinger of lattes. Before Roger even sat down to talk to us, he was already telling his backstory. The interview had started before I even asked the first question. He began by talking about the man who introduced him to coffee. This man was the [...]