Farmers are preparing for the annual coffee harvest season. This year has been challenging — many farmers faced multiple plagues as a result of torrential rain and suffered the disasters of hurricane Nate. Nevertheless, as most resilient people do, they fought back and now are getting ready for another exciting season. They have started painting their machines, cleaned up the drying beds and hired peons for the cherry picking process. Here are 10 things you need to know:
As you enjoy your favorite cup of Bean Voyage Coffee, we hope you will consider the significance of the next few months in the lives of coffee producers and especially women coffee producers.
Finally, celebrate this Thanksgiving by purchasing your coffee directly from women coffee producers: beanvoyage.com/thanks
This month, we launched our training program for 40+ smallholder women from two regions in Costa Rica. The curriculum? A mix of technical and business skills. The first few sessions are focused on business skills to get everyone on the same page before learning about the technical skills related to coffee.