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Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010, 10:33am
Subject: Barefoot Coffee Meet the Producer Week! April 19-22
 

Barefoot Coffee is bringing up three of our coffee producers. This is your chance to shake the hands of the great farmers who bring us the amazing coffee we enjoy so much.

From El Salvador we have

   * Gloria Rodriguez of Finca San Jose, El Porvenir, Nejapa and Nueva Granada
   * Luis and Maria Jose De Rodriguez of La Gloria

and From Guatemala we have

   * Juan Diego De La Cerda of El Socorro

So far you will have these opportunities to meet the producers and hear about the life of a coffee farmer.

   * Monday April 19th 8am to 10am at Tiagos Coffee Bar in Hollywood
   * Tuesday April 20th 6pm to 8 pm at Epicenter Cafe in San Francisco, CA
   * Wednesday April 21st 10 am to noon at Roys Station Cafe in San Jose
   * Wednesday April 21st 5pm to 7pm at Barefoot Santa Clara coffee bar

Stay tuned for more events!



http://www.barefootcoffee.com/people/producers/meet/

 
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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010, 2:06pm
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Many thanks to Barefoot for bringing up three coffee producers. I got to meet them this morning at Roy’s Station in San Jose. Andy told me that coffee producer is a better name than farmer since producing coffee is much more involved than just growing and picking the coffee cherries. Barefoot has built a relationship with the coffee producers, so Barefoot works with the farmers regarding the details of harvesting, processing and exporting the coffee beans. Each central american nation has their own climate and geographic terrain which affects how coffee beans are harvested and processed, and each nation has their own export regulations. The entire process from coffee cherrie to cup is so involved there’s no way I can understand it all in the short meeting we had at Roy’s Station.

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010, 2:06pm
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Coffee producers at Roy’s Station. We all got to enjoy three different coffees that came from the producers farms. I asked why the producers were visiting the United States. The producers got to visit the SCAA exposition in Anaheim, and the producers want to see the chain of producer to consumer. Just as we consumers are interested in meeting the farmer, the farmer is interested in where the coffee beans end up. From visiting the roaster and the people who work there, to a coffee house and meeting baristas, and to eventually meet the consumers of the coffee. The farmer wants to see that the coffee they produce is actually appreciated by the end consumer.

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Posted Wed Apr 21, 2010, 2:07pm
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I asked a producer why he liked being a coffee farmer. He said that he was a 4th generation farmer and he wanted to continue the family legacy. Currently good coffee is more appreciated around the world, so that makes all the work of producing high quality coffee worthwhile. The farmer also has the opportunity to participate in the COE program. The greater appreciation for good coffee means that there is greater financial reward to being a producer.

Can’t leave Roy’s Station without having a Boss espresso. Very fruity. Nice shot!

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