A Conversation with: Stephen Levene of Coffee Quest
We sat down and spoke with Stephen Levene, the founder of Coffee Quest, to talk about coffees from Ecuador. Visit the blog to watch the full video.
Q&A with Nadine Rasch, Founder and Director of Primavera Coffee
Primavera is working with over 250 different producers across the country. Talking aboutdifferent Finca sizes and productions, how do you see the gap between small producers,like Flora Ramos, who owns one and a half hectares of Finca and other producers who ownlarger ones? What resources do the small producers lack the most? Large producers often have financial resources that small producers lack, along with other advantages like industry contacts and educational opportunities. With fewer financial resources, small farmers have trouble expanding their farm operations and improving/modernizing their farms and mills, both of which are key goals for many...
The Coffee of Burundi
There's a growing region few people have tasted coffee from or even heard of, yet it has, as of late, produced coffees that are bright, nuanced, deeply flavourful and captivating; and arriving at a time of the year usually thought to be one of the toughest for vibrant, flavourful, and fruity offerings. Enter Burundi, a small, landlocked country located in the Great Rift Valley that shares borders with Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a coffee-producing region, it is still relatively new to the specialty coffee scene, nonetheless, in our opinion, Burundi produces some of the...
How Things Change
It's been a long path for us: we began as a multi roaster specialty coffee cafe, and wine, beer and whisky bar. Our new Toronto roastery is an evolution in our pursuit to understand the origin of the products we work with and build transparency into our practices.