One dynamo can turn defeat into success – in her community, and in the economy of her entire country.

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Anyone ready for autumn? Colored leaves, crisp mornings and evenings, and the anticipation of end-of-summer crops…

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This month, Holler Roast Coffee spotlights a year-round coffee you may have dismissed as difficult or confusing. Take a look at Cold Brew Blend. It’s really worth a gander, and it’s the August Coffee of the Month. Read more

Superior Coffee from Nicaragua

Coffee is Nicaragua’s primary export, and nearly all their coffee is exported. The industry provides 200,000 jobs and is the main source of income to at least 40,000 farming families. Read more

Coffee from Sumatra

Sumatra is the second-largest island in the Republic of Indonesia and the sixth-largest in the world.

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Father and Son Honey

Spend a few minutes in Costa Rica’s central valley, looking up at Poás Volcano and watching a few horses graze in the shade of both indigenous and coffee trees. Welcome to Hacienda Sonora, the source of the May Coffee of the Month.

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Another LFTN Spring Workshop is coming. Presenters and participants have marked April 22 – 24, 2021 on their calendars. The GSD crew have made their annual “helping hands” pilgrimage. Read more

Timor-Leste is, at long last, a sovereign state located just to the east of Indonesia on the island the two countries share, north of Australia. It’s where William Bligh and his Bounty mutineers headed in 1789.

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Before we start the tale, have you given a thought to February’s holiday? Surely your Valentine would love some Holler Roast. We will gift wrap, tuck in a card, and ship directly to the one you love.

My own valentine, Chuck, celebrates his birthday every February. That’s why this month’s Coffee Tale tells a story of coffee roasting in the U.S. as it relates – rather loosely – to his family. As you’ll see, the tale travels most of the way across the U.S.

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In Kiswahili, they say “harambee.” It’s both an organizing principle and a tradition in Kenya, from the highland smallholds of which come the January Coffee of the Month. Harambee is the nation’s official motto and appears on its coat of arms.

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