Do You Like Coffee From Rwanda? Revisit Our Journey There!

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For a whirlwind week back in the summer of 2012, Sprudge had the distinct privilege of traveling to tiny mountain nation of Rwanda. Our coverage was made possible by Fair Trade USA, and we spent our week there alongside FTUSA staff members Ben Schmerler and Richard Sandlin, as well as Counter Culture Coffee green buyer Tim Hill, and local "fixer"/ … [Read more...]

Coffee Rust: A Climate Change Emergency, But There’s Hope

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By far the biggest story in coffee this week - and this month, and this year - is the ongoing coffee rust crisis currently affecting coffee crops and the farmers who tend them in Latin America and beyond. Experts estimate cross loss at upwards of 20% of the 2012-2013 harvest will be lost to harvest, and next year it could be as bad as 40%. The … [Read more...]

Fruit Bombs & Fermentation Cycle Two: Ashvegas, Baby

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Sprudge.com co-founder Zachary Carlsen is embedded all week long on the Counter Culture Coffee Fruit Bombs & Fermentation road show. Over the next few days he'll be in Atlanta and Chicago, but today we join him in Asheville, North Carolina. It's a four hour drive to Asheville from Counter Culture headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. The … [Read more...]

Counter Culture’s Fruit Bombs & Fermentation Part Deux

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A few weeks back, Sprudge.com had the distinct pleasure of joining our partners Counter Culture Coffee and La Marzocco on their inaugural "Works In Progress" road show, visiting Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Durham, and points in between. We're excited to announce that this week we'll be hopping back in the Cortado Minivan and heading out to … [Read more...]

Fermentation & Fruit Bombs: Washington, DC

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Sprudge.com co-founder Zachary Carlsen has been embedded all week long in Counter Culture Coffee’s Fermentation & Fruit Bombs road show. Read our coverage from Boston here and here, and our coverage from Philly here. It takes around three hours to travel between Philadelphia and DC. It's takes around four to five hours if you stop for … [Read more...]

Fermentation & Fruit Bombs: Boston Market Boogaloo

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Sprudge.com co-founder Zachary Carlsen is embedded all week long in the traveling caravan that *is* Counter Culture Coffee’s Fermentation & Fruit Bombs road show. The Counter Culture Coffee Boston Training center opened its doors for the first stop of the four-city Fermentation & Fruit Bombs tour. We cupped, we slurped, we made friends … [Read more...]

Flickr Of Consciousness: Counter Culture Coffee In Bolivia

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Counter Culture Coffee has released another beautiful photostream on the Flickr photo sharing service. In this slideshow, CCC visits CENAPROC in Bolivia, winds their way down the newly repaved Yungas Road (the notorious Death Road), and offer running commentary from their newest green buyer, Hannah Popish. Ms. Popish visited CENAPROC alongside CCC … [Read more...]