India’s Specialty Coffee Journey: Interview with Catherine Ganapathy

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  Cat’s personal journey started from a desire to seek answers to many health symptoms, she was led to look inward to her family history of coffee production. Howl for Coffee isn’t just a coffee trader, but a vehicle for Cat & Leo to make natural foods accessible to more starting with coffee. We invite you to get to know Catherine Ganapathy on her specialty coffee journey and how Howl for Coffee is part of this small group leading the charge on the push of specialty coffee in India.  The interview was recorded live on Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 on...

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Preserving The World’s Oldest Coffee: Interview with Gonzalo Hernandez

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When Gonzalo Hernandez was a young child, he was caught on multiple occasion for stealing a sip of coffee from the adults' table. In an attempt to discourage him from doing so, his mother tried putting salt in the coffee cups, but this did not impede Gonzalo from his attempts! This was what stirred Gonzalo’s curiosity in coffee and how in 2003, he founded Coffea Diversa, the world’s largest private collection of rare coffee botanical variants. In this interview series we speak with Gonzalo Hernandez on how this curiosity eventually led him to begin this life-long relationship with specialty coffee. Q: With a large portfolio like yours, how do you determine...

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8 Inspiring Coffee Legends In The World Of Coffee

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Coffee has been consumed all over the world with its history dating back to the 9th century. Here are 8 inspiring coffee legends and their stories of how they made their mark in history! 1. Kaldi Image Source According to popular legend, Kaldi was a legendary Ethiopian goatherd who discovered the coffee plant around 850 AD. He noticed his goats were nibbling on the red fruits of a certain bush, becoming more energetic. He tasted the fruits himself, and quickly brought the berries to an Islamic monk in a nearby Sufi monastery. However, the monk disapproved, throwing them into a fire. An enticing aroma ensued, invoking them to rake up the...

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Frinsa Estate, Indonesia

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Located in West Java, Frinsa Estate was started by Wildan Mustofa and his wife, Atieq, in 2010. Since the first year of production, Wildan's focus has always been on quality. While the majority of Indonesian producers were doing wet-hulled processing, Wildan focused on fully washed processing and careful drying. Fikri, Wildan and Atieq's son, recently came aboard the business after graduating from university, actively involving himself in the coffee processing. The family operation runs the 110 hectares farm, as well as a wet mill, greenhouse, warehouse and dry mill. This allows them full control over their product, from harvest to...

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Isnul Coffee Blossom Honey

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Bees have long been a crucial part of the ecosystem, and this is no exception on Danny Perez's coffee farms, one of our long-term coffee partners in Guatemala. Under the Family Bonds group are award-winning coffee farms such as Finca Isnul and San Antonio Chaguite, amongst others. Rearing bees was a hobby of Danny's late grandfather, with 140 beehives kept in Finca Isnul until today.  Each coffee harvest, the beehives are cleared out and the bees begin collecting from the neighbouring coffee blossoms. Some say the quality of the honey can tell how good that year’s coffee harvest was, although...

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PPP Coffee Steps Up Precautionary Measures In Response To DORSCON Orange Situation in Singapore

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Singapore, 11 February 2020 -- PPP Coffee (“the company”) has been closely monitoring the news and official updates issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) infection. Following the DORSCON orange alert issued by MOH on 7 February 2020, we will be stepping up our precautionary measures and implementing the following initiatives across our operations in Singapore. Travel Declaration All full-time and part-time employees across the company will be required to fill up a Travel Declaration Form declaring their travel history and future plans to all countries. As of 7 February 2020, none...

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