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Ixhuatlan Centre and the Santuario Project

Ixhuatlan Centre and the Santuario Project

The two major projects that have been launched in Mexico under the Santuario Project were the Ixhuatlan Processing Centre in Veracruz, and a partnership with Guadalupe Zaju Farm in Chiapas. At Ixhuatlan Processing Centre, producers have access to wet and dry mills,...

The Santuario Project

The Santuario Project

Camilo started Santuario some 22 years ago with the vision of improving quality and profitability while also leveraging biodiversity to create some truly amazing coffees. In 2012, Santuario went international. The farm in Colombia inspired the establishment of wet...

Who is Camilo Merizalde?

Who is Camilo Merizalde?

Camilo Merizalde is an expert in coffee production. He has worked on projects in a number of producing countries which promote biodiversity and improve sustainability by sharing specialised production techniques. Camilo began with a test farm in Colombia in the 1990s,...

Mexican coffee production

Mexican coffee production

While coffee is grown in as many as 12 states in Mexico, Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Puebla are the most prominent. Mexican coffee is harvested between November and March, with popular coffee varieties including Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Maragogipe,...

Camilo Marizalde, and the Santuario Project in Mexico

Camilo Marizalde, and the Santuario Project in Mexico

Coffee has been grown in Mexico since the 18th century, and is today cultivated across an estimated 700,000ha of farmland. However, as in many origin countries, a significant number of smallholder coffee farmers in Mexico struggle to drive up the quality of their crop...

The Solidario Project

The Solidario Project

More recently, OCL has outlined a mission to help smallholder farmers through its Solidario Project. This programme is based on a holistic developmental model that aims to support farmers through economic and agricultural modelling. This is designed to improve cup...

Introducing Origin Coffee Lab

Introducing Origin Coffee Lab

In Peru, the most significant challenges farmers face include poor infrastructure and climate change. In particular, unpredictable and unprecedented heavy rainfall can cause a number of severe issues, including uneven cherry ripening and plant damage.. To further...

Peruvian coffee production

Peruvian coffee production

The main coffee producing regions in Peru are Amazonas, San Martin, Chanchamayo, Puno, Cusco and Ayacucho. You’ll find the largest share of production in the northern highlands of Amazonas and San Martin, which is responsible for just under half of all Peruvian...

Origin Coffee Lab, Peru

Origin Coffee Lab, Peru

Coffee has been grown in Peru since the 1700s, but the country really started to scale its coffee production at the start of the 20th century. In the years since, this growth has continued at a remarkable pace. By 2014, Peru was one of the top 20 producers in the...

Espirito Santo

Espirito Santo

Espírito Santo and the Bourbon Specialty Coffees Microlot Contest Espírito Santo is a small state located in southeastern Brazil, along the country’s eastern coast. Its proximity to the ocean means that it has a specific microclimate which influences coffee production...

Carbon Neutrality

Carbon Neutrality

Carbon neutrality and coffee Carbon neutrality is a simple concept: it refers to a project, organization, business, or product that absorbs as much CO2 as it emits. Carbon emissions have understandably been a topic of debate for businesses around the world in recent...

Dormans

Dormans

Dormans: Our work with the coffee exporter in Kenya Kenya is one of the top five coffee-producing countries in Africa by volume, and around 16th in the world. It boasts a balance of high altitudes, moderate temperatures, even rainfall, and rich volcanic soil, making...

Getu Bekele

Getu Bekele

A spotlight on Getu Bekele & our Ethiopian coffees Getu Bekele is an important figure in the Ethiopian coffee industry. Over the years, he has worked as an agronomist, researcher, trainer, and writer. Today, Getu Bekele has set up his own export business under the...

Introducing our farmer partners in Honduras

Introducing our farmer partners in Honduras

Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America and the fourth-largest in the world. In 2019, the country exported more than 6.7 million 60kg bags of green coffee. Today, over 100,000 Honduran families derive their income from coffee-growing, in a country...

Our work with the José Olaya Cooperative in Peru

Our work with the José Olaya Cooperative in Peru

The Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera José Olaya (José Olaya Rural Coffee Farm Cooperative, or CAFJO) is located in the district of Quelloúno, La Convención, in the south of Peru. Currently, its members comprise around 271 coffee-growing families that cultivate coffee at...

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