Inspiring trends

Inspiring trends

In a not too distant future, when the coffee value chain has been transformed and imbued with ethics and morale, people will ask themselves how they allowed otherwise.  Throughout the years, our small venture has been cornered by curious people asking questions like...
Research progress report

Research progress report

Our goal is to bring the finest coffees in the world to the attention of consumers and to be represented in international competitions. We wish to establish close relationships with producers where quality, innovation, consistency and sustainability is important. The...
Transparency Trade and Notation

Transparency Trade and Notation

We are happy to see and hear that our 2009 established concept and notation of “Transparency” is collectively being embraced by the coffee community. The work was inspired from our past assignments in the United Nations Environment Programme and...
Kenya – Batian on the Horizon

Kenya – Batian on the Horizon

Named after the highest peak of Mount Kenya, I first encountered the Batian variety in 2011. Seedlings were planted in Meru to give harvest within 3 years. The main breeding goal was to develop a variety that combines resistance to diseases with focus on improved...
Kenya – A will for Change

Kenya – A will for Change

During our recent visit to Kenya, mainly Nyeri and Meru, the newspaper Daily Nation exposed the shameful impoverishment of the Kenyan farmers. In several consecutive articles which spanned over a few days, it highlighted the damage that was done to farmers and the...
World Coffee Roasting Championships 2014

World Coffee Roasting Championships 2014

We are representing Norway in the World Coffee Roasting Championships 2014 in Rimini, Italy. Traveling light with “Il tricolore” of Italy. In-flight aeropressing. It begins. Green grading. Phase 1 complete. Sample roasting. Phase 2 complete. Sample coffee...