From February 26 to March 8, Salt Spring Coffee co-founder Mickey McLeod was on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, checking in with our coffee partners, sampling the latest beans and getting a firsthand look at this year’s spring/summer crops.
For the past year, coffee roya has swept through Central and South America, causing incredible devastation. Roya (the Spanish term for coffee rust), refers to a fungus, Hemileia vastatrix, which attacks the leaves of Arabica coffee plants, forming spores that quickly spread. The fungi eventually kill all the leaves on the tree, preventing any production of coffee cherries. Some countries such as Guatemala and Costa Rica have declared a state of emergency […]
Visiting parters at origin is very important. It increases transparency and allows us to understand and help our farming partners overcome the challenges that they face.
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