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  1. #201
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    Why does your coffee taste and smell wonderful?

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    About 70% of coffee production is from smaller farms that produce about 1,000 to 3,000 pounds of green coffee a year from farms that are less than 3 hectares of lands.
    These small farmer are perhaps more defined by those farmers who rely mainly on their own families' labor.
    The biggest problem with these small farms is that when Coffee C pricing drops down below $120.00 (per 100 pound of sorted green exportation standard bean) or bad weathers or coffee rust, many farmers receive prices for their harvest that can be much less than the cost of production which force them into a cycle of poverty and debt.

    Let's say that a small farm produces about 2000 pounds a year (green parchment beans) 2000 x $1.35 per pound of parchment beans = $2,700.00 a year for their coffee. And this $2700 is not even their net income. from this, they have to pay fertilizer, coffee rust sprays, ...etc.

    So, most of small farmers have another menial jobs they must do in order to make their living.

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    Africa's Coffee production & consumption chart.

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    Most of us knows that the best Geisha comes from Panama. (I would like to say that they are from Guatemala :+) but we all know that is not true). Panama is well known for Geisha all around the world.

    But in 2017, Ethiopian Geisha broke the world Geisha Auction price record at $85 per pound. (this is the highest ever for any types of African coffee in the history of coffee trade and auctions). This Geisha was from Overton of Gesha Village Coffee Estate in Gori Geisha forrest!

    Well Done! Finally, Geisha went back to where it truly belongs.
    Photo : Rachel & Adam from the Geisha farm owners.

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    This Video is called "Voice of a mountain". About a small coffee farmers in Santa Anita La Union, Guatemala & explains how they became coffee farmers after 36 years of civil war (1960 to 1996).
    It is bit long video (about 50 min), but this is one of very few good videos about Guatemala's civil war & the people who became coffee farmers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq7EDKgCZ-E

    Finca Santa Anita La Union (the coffee farm in above video) is located only an hour and a half from the city where I work, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
    After watching this Video, I am planning to visit this farm in my next trip to Guatemala (I am leaving on July 6) and hopefully we can help them to find some good customers and make some sort of direct business like Veneziano (my Australian customer) and Finca Potomay in Cuilco, Huehuetenango.

    below is a map of the finca (farm) location.

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    I guess that some people believes that all the coffee plants produce same or similar amount/q'ty of coffee per tree.
    that is absolutely not true.
    there are hundreds or thousands of different coffee plant varietals in the world and each varietal's coffee production is different.

    #1 photo : this is Bourbon coffee plant. As you can see, the coffee cherries are bunched up together but you can clearly see the nodes between the cherries.

    #2 photo : Caturra coffee plant. there is no nodes between cherry bunches. so, it produces 60% more than Bourbon.

    #3 photo : this is the famous Geisha plant. As you can see, there is no clear Nodes and cherries are spread out very scarcely. This Geisha produces 1/3 of Bourbon.

    if you ask me about quality of beans (cupping scores), Geisha averages between 87 to 95 point. Bourbon from 85 to 92 point. Caturra from 78 to 85 point.


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    I love these kinds of background stories.

    It's amazing to learn and realize how so many of our everyday experiences, can and maybe should be, taken with a little more thought...
    dare I say "reverence"?

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    • regard or treat with deep respect.

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    So... how much people love their coffee?
    A new survey (it does not say exactly "what new survey or who did it...etc) says : 55% of coffee lovers rather gain 10 pounds of fat than giving up coffee for life. (for life?! I might be one of them... for one year?! Maybe??? Not so sure).

    And 52% would go without a shower in the morning than giving up the coffee. (I wonder... can they take the shower in the afternoon or at night? "In the morning" thing is kind of fishy...)

    49% of coffee fans would give up their cell phones for a month rather than go without the coffee.... (this is a truly tough choice.... what about you guys?)

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    Coffee may have been the very first energy bar/food/gel. As we all know, the coffee was discovered in Ethiopia and at that time, locals supposedly scored an energy boost from a ball of animal fat infused with coffee.

    These are that Ethiopian energy bar rip off bars that I could find. they got thousands more..... BTW, Dunkin'Go?! Seriously... common...
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    confused what is coffee species, varietal & cultivar?
    watch this youtube video. short but very accurate information.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wymlAHukFzU

 

 
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