This initiative is designed to create a link between the green bean buyers and roasters. In many cases it is quite difficult to meet face to face due to the size of the United States / Canada and roasters are only getting to choose from the coffees that are sent to them as samples. It will also include a cupping session / buying show whereby roasters can cup a broad spectrum of origins and make purchasing decisions.
Everyone is invited and this event is FREE to attend.
9am – 12am
Saturday 22nd September 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton
1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, Oregon
See below for Green Bean Suppliers & Sponsors:
THE GENUINE ORIGIN PROJECT will be taking the top three winners of the Golden Bean North America 2017 on their annual trip to Guatemala in early 2018! GO is a new coffee importing arm from Volcafe Specialty and ED&F Man, importing high quality coffee grown under an internal set of standards called the Volcafe Way designed to maximize sustainability as well as farmer prosperity, and packed into 65 lb boxes designed to be easily shipped around the US. On this trip, winners will see the Volcafe Way first hand by visiting model farms and meeting directly with producers, see the wet mills, dry mills, and exporting offices GO has on the ground in Guatemala, and cup coffees with our team. Winners will be getting a firsthand look at Genuine Origin’s fully integrated supply chain, and how we connect thousands of small farmers in Guatemala with small-to-mid-size specialty roasters in the US.
At TERRANEGRA we believe that the process of producing coffee is an art of its own, involving nature, the hands of the people and the heart of the land. So why not share that to coffee lovers out there? With TerraNegra, you will know who grows your coffee, how they grow it and you will immerse yourself in the passion the farmers have in growing their coffee. Every farm has its own story, a story that is reflected in the cup you drink.
ALCHEMY is Australia’s premium syrup supplier and now has introduced its much acclaimed Golden Turmeric Elixir range to North America.
The Golden Turmeric Elixir allows a café to easily create delicious, healthy hot and cold drinks packed with the goodness of turmeric.
For more information go to www.alchemycordial.com.au or www.GSDglobaltrading.com
Mercanta supplies specialty roasters around the world with the world’s very best green coffees. Founded in 1996 in a small office in Southwest London, Mercanta now sources a huge variety of outstanding coffees from 20 producing countries, which our experienced team of Coffeehunters offer from our 4 warehouses located on three different continents. We are proud to offer impartial and professional advice and efficient deliveries to more than 40 countries worldwide.
Descamex came up with the idea of building a decaf plant in order to satisfy a relatively new and potential growing market giving added value to a national product (coffee) when the coffee mills were expropriated during the presidential term of Lic. José Lopez portillo.
Descamex plant was inaugurated in 1983 being the first decaffeinated plant in Latin America, built with Spanish technology originally and afterwards improved by our own Research and Development Department.
Descamex have sold two turnkey decaffeinated plants (Methylene Chloride), one in Montreal, Canada and the other in Oporto Portugal.
MAYA TEA Manish Shah was born in India, and spent much of his childhood in New York. In late 1996, he began Maya Tea Company by selling a homemade blend of Chai tea sold exclusively at a local farmer’s market. As the years progressed, the tea company blossomed to provide hundreds of different varieties of tea and chai, serving customers of all sizes and types around the globe.
GOLD MOUNTAIN COFFEE GROWERS has its own farm (Finca Idealista) in Nicaragua and also connects partner specialty coffee producers with roasters. They treat coffee farms like vineyards for fine wines, unlocking the full potential of high-cupping coffees to make an impact at origin.
OPTCO Since 1990, Organic Products Trading Company has been working directly with small-scale farmers around the world to source high quality green specialty coffee. Our business is built on long-term relationships with Certified Organic and Fair Trade co-operatives as well as conventional farms that focus on improving their communities, their families, and their environment. OPTCO’s mission is to support coffee producers by providing market access, in addition to collaborating on development projects, gender equality initiatives, harvest finance, and quality improvement programs. Join the effort to support coffee communities by sourcing your certified and conventional beans with OPTCO.