The Vournas Coffee Blog

FTO Papua New Guinea Purosa A

We don’t like to play favorites when it comes to coffee, but many of you know that ever since our friend and long-time PNG consultant, Steve Teisl, first established trade with Papua New Guinea nearly 17 years ago we have enjoyed a strong rap...

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2017 Marquis Coffees from VCT

The Vournas 2017 Lineup

We’ve been working overtime in our cupping room in order to bring you our lineup of this year’s exclusives. We have received advance samples from the farms for every single one of our marqu...

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Building Bridges From Farm to Cup

When we launched Vournas Coffee Trading in 2002 part of our goal was to identify gaps in the grower/roaster supply chain, build bridges between them and in the process become a sort of farm to cup extension cord, not merely just another green i...

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Coffee Market Trends in 2017 and Beyond!

Now that December is upon us and we’ve already begun looking towards a new coffee season in 2017, we here at the Vournas Voice are once again surveying the C Market landscape in order to share with you our perspective on where we are and wher...

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The Rise of the C Market

Well readers, it’s that time of year again. No, it’s not holiday shopping and excessive eating that I speak of. I mean that OTHER time of year, when the C Market begins to rise, and everywhere roasters collectively cringe, day traders jump ...

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Coffee Fest Anaheim In Perspective

Last week’s Anaheim Coffee Fest featured over 200 vendors, and was well attended by scores of passionate coffee lovers, industry professionals, and small and medium size roasters from Southern California, the Central V...

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Uganda’s Fields of Dreams

Kapchorwa, Uganda

If you grow it, they will come

Over the past few years Uganda has been establishing itself as a leader in African specialty coffee. It would seem producers have been taking cues from the film Field of Dreams, as coffee now ...

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