Category Archives: Origin Perspectives

Conversations at Origin

September 4, 2015

by Amanda Eastwood, Origin Specialist Over the course of the first few weeks of summer, a small group of the THRIVE origin team, including myself, had the opportunity to spend intentional time with several coffee farmers across three different countries. Some of these farmers have worked in collaboration with THRIVE Farmers since the beginning, while others are […]

Raised Drying Beds – a proven method

April 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you have been following along with our Tools of the Trade blogs, you’ve probably realized that coffee quality is positively or negatively affected at every step along the supply chain from the time a seed is planted until the coffee is sipped from your favorite mug. One of the most crucial steps along the […]

How ‘Tiempo de Silencio’ Impacts Future Coffee Quality

October 22, 2014

by Amanda Eastwood, Origin Specialist Welcome back readers! I greet you with good news of desperately needed, life-giving rain and lush, new growth blanketing the mountains surrounding Matagalpa, Nicaragua. If you missed my last harvest update, you can catch up by reading my last blog here. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with […]

How Harvest is Stressful for Farmers and Their Trees

July 22, 2014 | 5 Comments

by Amanda Eastwood, Origin Specialist Growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, my girlfriends and I would rendezvous at our neighborhood coffee shop to gab and sip on beverages that may or may not have actually had any coffee in them (Oreo Coolers or Turtle Mochas, anyone?). In high school, I studied abroad […]

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