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Category: Coffee Trip Logs

Jeff’s trip to Nicaragua!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Coffee trip to Nicaragua – February 2011 This year’s venture to Nicaragua began last week with our good friend and…

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Nicaragua and El Salvador Trip, Fall 2011

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

This year we are starting early as it seems no one knows what is going to happen to the coffee…

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Zoka Family Direct Trade Profile: San Jose Java Nica & the Bourbons of Los Altos with Mierisch farms

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

In February, I visited the Mierisch farms in Nicaragua once again. We visited their beautiful coffee farms near Jinotega and…

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The Fruits of our Labor: Zoka Family Direct Trade from El Salvador

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Are you ready? The time has come! Our container of exceptional El Salvador coffees has arrived and they are now…

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Cup of Excellence, Rwanda 2013 Trip Report

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Zoka’s founder, Jeff Babcock, was (again) invited to attend the Cup of Excellence (COE) competition in Rwanda earlier this month….

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Yes, we are selling a $45 coffee.

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

$45 for 12oz of coffee. Our customers are smart enough to do the math. What does that work out to…

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Central America 2014 Coffees are In!

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

Four High Scoring Coffees from El Salvador and Costa Rica This is why we travel to buy coffee. Our February…

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Field Notes: Finding Single Origin Coffees in Nicaragua

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by Tylor Bennett

This past February, I began my annual single origin coffee sourcing trips to Central America, beginning with the Mierisch family…

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