Here comes the big buying season. Coffees in Central America are being lovingly pulled from trees and carefully processed as we speak. Soon we’ll be getting the calls, emails and visits from farmers, brokers and the like, all wanting us to try their samples, make commitments to lubricating their financial wheels so they can keep rolling another year. Some samples you just don’t have time to roast and cup and take notes on. Others you semi-desperately wait for.
El Salvador seems to be finishing early. I am keen to start getting those early packages of samples from our contacts there. Some promising things in the works.
We have also decided to make a run at some quality Costas this year. Costa Rica has been an area that we’ve bought some very decent gap-fillers from in years past. But I’m interested in The Brown Coffee Company making a more permanent move in that direction. So we’re in contact there as well.
Also starting to get the early East Africa rumblings. But we’ll see.
All that to say, this is the time of year we buyers/roasters begin to salivate, Pavlov style. Here’s to the bell ringing