Posted on April 10 2017
Jantioquia: A customer’s perspective; Fiona Grant from Glen Lyon Coffee Roasters guest blogs Standing in the middle of Plaza Botero, a plastic cup of fresh mango spiked with salt and lime in my hand, musica tropical blaring out from a passing taxi and Mercanta’s Juan Cano pointing out the city sights and I’m one very
Posted on September 1 2016
September 1 2016
Mercanta’s Stephen Cornford takes a journey to Peru: 11,265 km long and, 2,500m high.
Posted on July 8 2016
July 8 2016
On May 16-20, Mercanta North America’s John Curry attended the 2016 Guatemala Cup of Excellence (COE) International Jury as an observer. He shares his experiences.
Posted on July 27 2008
July 27 2008
Faiz Moosakutty has been supplying Mercanta with both Arabica and washed Robusta coffees from his plantations in Sunticoppa, Karnataka, southern India for over a decade. In July, he came over to visit us in London and so we took the chance to ask him some questions… Why did you become a coffee farmer? My father
Posted on July 21 2008
July 21 2008
“Shade grown” has become something of a buzzword in the Specialty Coffee business in recent years. As consumer interest in ethically sourced coffee has grown, the issue of shade – or lack of it – on coffee-producing farms is coming under increasing scrutiny Traditionally, coffee is grown in the shade of taller trees but in
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