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Origin Trip: Costa Rica

22.09.2022
Categories: Origin Trips
Instead of jetting around half the globe for just a few days, we try to always combine origin trips with vacations. That’s what we did this time, too. We spent almost a month in Costa Rica and Panama. We thus had a lot of time to discover the countries – mostly Costa Rica – and the beaches. When we arrived in San José after a few weeks, coffee was at the center of our trip once again. We had contacted several farms before, but we ended up visiting only one farm. We were convinced by the work they do and we have since bought their coffee.
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Origin Trip: Panama

01.08.2022
Categories: Origin Trips
Tags: Panama

We traveled to Panama to find the first coffee from there that we would be purchasing. Before the trip, we had already cupped lots of samples from various farms and were therefore able to plan a very specific itinerary. After arriving at the border in Paso Canoas, we suddenly noticed that we somehow managed to involuntarily having crossed the border already, before being able to return our rental car. After a few minutes of driving around, we managed to inofficially return to Costa Rica and return our car. A few stamps and documents later, we were able to cross the border on foot.

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Rising Coffee Price

23.02.2022
Categories: Coffee Knowledge
Perhaps you have already read about it or seen it yourself while buying coffee: the price for a bag of coffee is rising. In this post, we will briefly discuss some of the reasons and talk about our own prices.
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Direct Trade and Transparency

17.12.2021

A lot has changed since we bought our first green coffee. Yet, we still follow the same values and principles we had defined back then. How do we purchase coffee and what are the most important things we consider when doing so?

We have purchased coffee from various producers and traders in the past. Today, we source the majority of the coffees we buy with the help of a few partners that have proven to be ideal for us to ensure a reasonable, sustainable and transparent trade.

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Our Neighborhood

18.04.2021
Categories: Café

We are super comfortable and got used to our still new neighborhood around the Eigerplatz in Bern. That's not self-speaking and also due to the fantastic neighbors. A big part of our customers lives or works in the area and comes by for coffee several times per week. Since the 19th of April 2021 not only for take-away but also to enjoy their coffee or drink while sitting in front of the café.

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Brew Guides

14.01.2021

Do you want to brew your favorite coffee from the café at home? We got you covered!

Brewing great coffee does not have to be complicated – and the recipes that help you with it do not have to be secrets.

Follow the recipes step by step and observe what's happening while brewing. After a while, you'll understand which parameters you need to tweak and adjust to reach the desired result.

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How fresh should coffee be?

12.08.2020
Categories: Coffee Knowledge
Tags: Fellow

Generally speaking, fresh coffee is better than old coffee – but that's only part of the truth.

After roasting, coffee contains a lot of CO2, which escapes slowly throughout the following weeks. This is also the reason for the valve on the coffee bag (it's not there so you can smell the coffee): CO2 can leave the bag, which won't inflate, and oxygen won't get into the bag, which prevents a quick oxidation.

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Thoughts about the Corona Virus

15.07.2020
Categories: Café
Tags: News

65 days have already passed since the re-opening of our café. Our original opening in early March is already 130 days in the past! So it is time to look back.

Closing our new café after just 10 days was, of course, unexpected. Nobody saw this coming. Nobody expected this virus to show up and change all our plans. So like everyone, we were surprised.

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COVID-19

19.03.2020
Categories: Café
Tags: News
We find ourselves in difficult times. The coronavirus has drastically changed our day-to-day life. Less than two weeks after opening our café at Eigerplatz, we've already had to (temporarily) close it again. Reason enough, to throw everything we've got into our online store to cover part of the costs we have. We've taken the following measures in regards to the coronavirus.
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Café Opening

07.04.2020
Categories: Café, Events
Tags: Features
On the 6th of March we opened our café in Bern. It was a nice and long Friday and we were impressed by the number of people who came to see our café on the first day of operation! Thank you for coming by and thanks for all the good wishes and gifts!
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Origin Trip: Mexico

10.03.2020
Categories: Origin Trips
Tags: Mexico
Shortly after Christmas we travelled to Mexico to get to know the country and people and to evaluate a possible cooperation with a coffee producer. Already more than 6 months earlier we discovered E-Café Chiapas on Instagram, a reasonably small producer with three own farms and a processing site. E-Café Chiapas also works with very small coffee farmers who operate microlots. And they produced one of the winning coffees for the Cup of Excellence Mexico 2018 with a cupping score of 89.6.
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