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    Discover the whole story: Part 1 | Part 2

    Final Stop: THE COFFEE MILL

    From Bernardo’s farm high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the only way to reach the Agroeco Coffee Mill in Santa Marta was the way we’d come. So, it was back in the van for another seven-hour drive down the treacherous mountain roads to discover what happened next to Bernardo’s green beans.

    As we watched his hessian sacks of beans being unloaded at the Mill, we were excited and nervous. Bernardo’s double-certified organic and Fairtrade coffee beans would be rigorously tested alongside those from all the other small producers in the Asoprosierra Cooperative.

    Only the very best would be chosen for the single origin Colombian blend of speciality coffee we were hoping to buy.

    Would Bernardo’s beans make the grade? 

    Final stop:

    THE COFFEE MILL IN SANTA MARTA

    From Bernardo’s farm high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the only way to reach the Agroeco Coffee Mill in Santa Marta was the way we’d come. So, it was back in the van for another seven-hour drive down the treacherous mountain roads to discover what happened next to Bernardo’s green beans.

    As we watched his hessian sacks of beans being unloaded at the Mill, we were excited and nervous. Bernardo’s double-certified organic and Fairtrade coffee beans would be rigorously tested alongside those from all the other small producers in the Asoprosierra Cooperative...

    ...Only the very best would be chosen for the single origin Colombian blend of speciality coffee we were hoping to buy. Would Bernardo’s beans make the grade? 

    High expectations

    We’d never seen so many green coffee beans in our lives. There were literally thousands of sackfuls, all waiting to be graded, roasted and taste-tested.  We learned so much seeing the entire process.

    It was seriously impressive – very professional, organised and state-of-the-art.  

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    High expectations

    We’d never seen so many green coffee beans in our lives. There were literally thousands of sackfuls, all waiting to be graded, roasted and taste-tested.  We learned so much seeing the entire process.

    It was seriously impressive – very professional, organised and state-of-the-art.  

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    Love and care

    The skill, knowledge and attention to detail that went into securing the best quality, sustainable and organic coffee was astounding.

    And so was the love and care that went into ensuring the highest price for all the coffee farmers through the Cooperative.

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    Love and care

    The skill, knowledge and attention to detail that went into securing the best quality, sustainable and organic coffee was astounding.

    And so was the love and care that went into ensuring the highest price for all the coffee farmers through the Cooperative.

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    The taste of Colombia

    You can imagine how thrilled we were to discover that Bernardo’s beans did make the final selection. The coffee tasted sensational and we knew we’d found our perfect Colombian cup of CRU.

    The taste of Colombia

    You can imagine how thrilled we were to discover that Bernardo’s beans did make the final selection. The coffee tasted sensational and we knew we’d found our perfect Colombian cup of CRU.

    Plus, we really appreciated how us buying this single origin blend for you would make a world of difference to Bernardo and the other small producers in the Cooperative.

    Plus, we really appreciated how us buying this single origin blend for you would make a world of difference to Bernardo and the other small producers in the Cooperative.

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    Discover the whole story: Part 1 | Part 2

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