Category Archives: South America

El Salvador Coffee Plantations for Tourists

In the media recently we have been hearing about how El Salvador is having a tough time keeping its coffee industry profitable. The costs of coffee production keep increasing in El Salvador despite coffee prices declining – meaning it costs more to grow the coffee beans but the farmers can’t increase their prices to compensate. […]

What is Bird Friendly Coffee?

Thanks to environmental advocate groups promoting Fair Trade and Organic coffees as well as the internet’s accelerated dispersion of information, many customers are looking for “Bird Friendly Coffee”. But what exactly does this mean? Bird Friendly, Shade Grown Coffee Bird friendly coffee refers to coffee beans that are grown in shaded areas where the forest […]

Bean around the World

Have you heard of the coffee belt before? It’s the region that spans the equator and wraps around our planet, roughly enclosed by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. This region is ideal for growing and cultivating coffee beans. Unique features include: Soil Climate Temperature Altitudes Countries Famous for their Coffee There […]

Bolivian ‘Colonial’ Caranavi Organic Gourmet Coffee Beans

If you have to think of some premium coffee growing regions you will likely come up with countries such as Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Jamaica or Brazil. It’s true, there are a few major coffee producing countries that dominate the market. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other smaller countries that produce premium coffee beans. Many […]

Meet Your Quota of Brazilian Coffee Beans

With some of the best processing methods including the natural dry method, Brazil is one of the world’s leading coffee producers even though the coffee plant is not native to the country. Brazilian Coffee Bean Attributes The majority (80%) of Brazilian coffee is Arabica. Because of the dry roast method, Brazilian coffee beans feature a […]

Coffees Around the World

In North America, coffee has many traditions. It represents conversation and friendship, is part of the morning routine and aids in boosting energy levels. But what about coffees around the world? Most people who travel have interesting stories of sharing a meal with a local or experiencing a new food or drink very different from […]

Introducing Exotic World Roasts

Introducing Exotic World Roasts Our Exotic World Roasts coffee gift basket is an extraordinary assortment of 5 of the world’s most magnificent gourmet coffee beans. Java Dutch Estate is a distinct Indonesian coffee which grows on the island of Java. These hard, dense beans are packed with full on flavor! Costa Rica Reserve is a […]

Colombia Supremo Beans

Colombian Supremo Gourmet Coffee Beans Colombian Coffee History Although the first exports of Colombian gourmet coffee beans occurred during the early 1800’s it is believed that Colombia was first introduced to the coffee plant by European Jesuit priests perhaps as early as the 1600’s. Today, Colombia exports in excess of ten million bags of Colombian […]