Let's Talk Coffee is the specialty coffee's premier conference and training event designed to add fresh insights, examines sustainability, and celebrates the strong network of partners in specialty coffee.... read more

Twenty four women arrived in Seattle the week of September 16 ready to meet face-to-face, embark in courageous conversations and define how to successfully execute a strategic plan. The fuel behind their passion: the International Women’s Coffee All... read more

The International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA) and BUNN were invited to The Saïd Business School at the University at Oxford, UK in May. The IWCA volunteer team was comprised of Shirrin Moayyad-Nespresso, Phyllis Johnson-BD Imports, Desiree... read more

During a trip to origin this past February, we witnessed the devastating Roya disease affecting the coffee crops in Central America, including Guatemala. Roya, or coffee leaf rust, is a parasitic fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients which results in the plant losing its’ leaves.... read more

The BUNN social media team consisting of Brandi Cooke and myself, had the privilege to travel to origin in early February on behalf of BUNN. They joined members and volunteers from the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) to take a cultural-... read more

Let’s begin with the Wikipedia Definitions… Frankenstorm--the nickname for Hurricane Sandy, a tropical cyclone of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that severely affected portions of the Northeastern United States in late October. Pee Wee Herman--a comical and controversial childlike fictional character.... read more

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the United States we recognize that nearly one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. But domestic violence doesn't stop at our national borders, it is a problem that is found in every country.... read more

I recently watched a film titled “After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands.” The film premiered at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Symposium and Exposition in Houston this April. It showcases the chronic seasonal hunger that effects small scale coffee farmers in Central America.... read more

Imagine lining up 100 school aged children, and out of those 100 you can only pick 5 to go on to high school. This may seem like an absurd concept to you, but to children in Guatemala it is reality. The national average for a Guatemalan child attending school is 3 years. For most families in Guatemala education is a luxury.... read more

I’ve always thought that the world’s most profound truths can be found in fiction which is one of the reasons I started writing The Coffee Diary. Recently published, the novel unfolds on a coffee farm in rural Guatemala, in an area known for harsh... read more

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