Blog Post Written by Amanda Crossland, Product Manager for BUNN Home Products Division
In the United States we often take clean drinking water for granted. A recent trip to Guatemala opened my eyes to how fortunate we are to have healthy, safe water. According to ecofiltro, 90% of the rivers and streams in Guatemala are...Read More
Blog post is written by Amanda Crossland, Product Manager for BUNN Home Products
I recently had the opportunity to tour Los Pastores coffee farm in Guatemala and see the devastation of coffee rust or Roya first hand. Roya is a parasitic leaf fungus that deprives the coffee plant of nutrients. Farmers in Guatemala are facing difficult choices that will impact...
Pictured above: Roya, or coffee leaf rust, on the leaf of a coffee plant in Guatemala.
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'...Read More
As you sip your morning cup of coffee and enjoy the flavorful, hot beverage gliding down your throat do you ever wonder about the origin of the coffee you're enjoying? Are you curious about the story of the coffee farmers who cultivated the coffee crop? I know I am! It is amazing that coffee is grown in so many different countries around the world. Each coffee...Read More
Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer, so how much coffee are we really talking about? Well, let's take a closer look at this coffee producing heavy weight.
October was a tragic month for many living in Central America. Heavy rains caused landslides and floods across Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and parts of Mexico. At least 105 people lost their lives with an additional million people displaced. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua declared states of...Read More
I used to think coffee is coffee, meaning it didnt really matter where it came from because it all tasted the same. Boy was I wrong! Coffee is a plant that produces cherry-like fruit from which the beans are eventually extracted and distributed. Coffee is grown in approximately 50 countries that span the globe.  So then I assumed, all Kenyan coffees taste...Read More
Pictured above: Alison Kelly (left) in the classroom
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...Read More
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