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Zephyr Coffee Merchants reach beyond certification schemes, offering more direct support to smallholder producers, while focusing on responsible sourcing. We strongly believe that collaboration is central to solving common challenges. We strive to be part of the solution by leveraging our unique position in the value chain to foster positive change. We work hard to […]

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World Coffee Research is a non-profit collaborative research and development program aimed to grow, protect, and boost supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of families who produce it. We are committed to helping fund the program, an industry initiative working with producers and coffee scientists around the world. The support is part of […]

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Zephyr Coffee is an active participant in all coffee-specific sustainable product labeling programs—Fair Trade, The Rainforest Alliance, Organic (NOP, COR, EU, JAS), UTZ and 4C—acting not only as an importing intermediary but also actively developing the supply base via registration support, prefinance, and technical assistance. In addition to entry-level sustainability, Zephyr Coffee is a donor […]

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Celebrating the Diverse Flavors of Colombia Colombia’s unique geography makes it perfectly suited for producing a delicious, high quality cup of coffee. Nutrient-dense mountains, a wet climate, consistently warm temperatures and varying elevations across the country’s numerous coffee growing regions results in the cultivation of diverse, high-quality beans. Local Production Colombia is the third largest […]

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The Volcanic Flavors of Costa Rica Coffee from Costa Rica is known for its smooth, soft and rich walnut flavor. The rich volcanic soil in which the beans grow plays a significant role in the coffee’s unique taste. The country grows the largest amount of top-grade beans; from traditional washed beans to meticulously processed honey […]

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Mexico

The Revolution of Mexican Coffee Like with many of its neighboring countries, Mexico didn’t receive coffee plants until the late-1700’s when Spanish colonials brought plants from Cuba and the Dominican Republic. During this time, however, Mexico was exporting vast amounts of minerals like gold and silver, so agriculture generally took the back seat. It wasn’t […]

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The Intensity of Indonesia Lush and tropical, Indonesia is home to the deepest lake in the world and the sixth largest island. Sumatra’s mountainous and volcanic geography, with the equator at its epicenter and micro-climates within its interior, makes it an island well-suited for growing coffee. Sumatra coffees are famous for their unique flavor profile, […]

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The Birthplace of Coffee From its impressive altitude up to nearly two miles above sea level, the birthplace of coffee has produced favor favorites of coffee lovers worldwide. Ethiopia is Africa’s largest producer of coffee and seventh in the world. From the celebrated Harrar, where all coffee is fruit, to the lush, deep-soiled region of […]

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Kenya

Discover Big Flavors in Small Lots from Kenya It is estimated that six million Kenyans are employed directly or indirectly in the coffee industry. Coffee produced in Kenya is batch processed allowing for the unparalleled discovery of quality and unique flavor profiles in individual coffee lots. Local Production Kenya produces only arabica coffee. Smallholders, who account […]

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Decaf

The Rise of Decaf Decaf drinkers no longer need to lament over a lack of flavor in their decaf cup. Like all things coffee, amazing developments are changing the space. Gone are poor manufacturing processes, high costs and limited choices for quality green decaf. A well-roasted, well-brewed cup of decaf made from specialty beans is […]

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