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Apr 2015
03:55 pm

You Can't Separate the Farmer from the Cup

The Specialty Coffee Symposium and Expo that took place a couple weeks ago was a wonderful riot of coffee goodness.

Apr 2015
03:41 pm

Voices from Congo: Meet the Farmers of Muungano

When you drink our DR Congo Muungano coffee, you're directly connected to these remarkable women.

Apr 2015
04:33 pm

Natural Process Coffee: Good for the World and Tasty for Us

The majority of the world’s specialty coffee is processed in approximately the same way. But there are some variations worth tasting.

Mar 2015
04:54 pm

Why We Run: Run Across Congo guest post

Today's post comes by way of Run Across Congo's Why We Run blog series.

Mar 2015
11:15 am

Why Congo?

In this post, Chris introduces us to the reasons he was drawn to the Eastern DRC and to one particular farming partner, Muungano.

Feb 2015
02:44 pm

Fallen Rangers Project: Supporting Virunga's Community

February may find us buried under mountains of fluffy white snow here in Northern Michigan, but eventually spring will come, and every day brings us closer to May's big event: Run Across Congo.

Feb 2015
04:54 pm

Stages of Coffee Extraction

As anyone who has ever tasted a super-strong cup of coffee will attest, not all flavors present in our beloved coffee bean are actually tasty.

Jan 2015
02:17 pm

Chiapas Day 7: Maya Vinic, Acteal, & Las Abejas

After three years of working for Higher Grounds, I felt like I knew the story of Maya Vinic.

Jan 2015
11:57 pm

Chiapas Day 6: Yachil + the Zapatista Path

Today we had the privilege of visiting the Yachil cooperative.

Jan 2015
06:06 pm

Chiapas Day 5: Barista Exchanges & the Micro-universe of CIDECI

We had the honor today to work closely with some people who represent a very intimate link to a huge volume of coffee that we work with on a regular basis: baristas and roasters of the Maya Vinic cooperative.

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