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Grower Interview: Dério Brioschi of Sítio dos Cedros

Dério Brioschi of Sítio dos Cedros is an excellent representative of the “New Brazil” we discussed in last month’s blog post. Little City’s Joel Shuler first met Dério while teaching a Q grader class back in 2016, and he has been a close friend and important partner ever since. I recently sat down with Dério […]

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JANUARY 2023: We Turn Thirty, A Look Back at 2022

Happy new year! As 2022 comes to a close and we jump into 2023, this month’s update will take on more of a yearly tone as we highlight some of our incredible partnerships, discuss some challenges and successes of this past year, and preview a bit of what we have in store for the year […]

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December 2022: Felicidad is Back!

Hey Little City friends! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and got to spend some time relaxing with family and friends, good food and drink, and some great coffee. I personally had a little too much of all of the above, but in my book, that adds up to a perfect Thanksgiving. As […]

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Support team and jury from the 2022 Brazilian Cup of Excellence

2022 Brazilian Cup of Excellence

Last month, I was honored to serve on the international jury for Brazil’s 22nd Cup of Excellence (COE) competition. This year’s Brazilian competition was the third COE jury I’ve participated in and a really special one for me. Over the years, I’ve traveled to Brazil multiple times. I have many close friends and partners there, […]

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Interview with Ernesto Perez

Little City + Ernesto Perez Since 2019, we have worked closely with Ernesto Perez of Finca Fatima and APG Coffee. In addition to our featured microlots from his award-winning farm, Ernesto has helped us source some amazing coffees from other top growers in Veracruz. He also handles export and import logistics for all of our Mexican coffee […]

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The Coffee Fruit: Anatomy

The coffee bean is the seed of the coffee fruit, which grows on a coffee tree. The more we understand about the lifecycle of the tree and how the fruit and seeds develop, the more empowered we are to develop and preserve flavors and flavor precursors throughout fruit development as well as during the harvest […]

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October 2022: Update from the Roastery + Featured Coffees

October is here! In addition to cooler temps—and despite the presence of pumpkin spice everything—October is an amazing month for coffee drinkers. Due to its placement on the harvest calendar, the month of October falls in a window where freshness and selection overlap, creating an abundance of high quality offerings from all over the world.

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August 2022: New Featured Microlots + Cold Brew Recipe

It’s August and we’re back with another exciting round of featured coffees! This month’s offerings include two incredible Geishas from a Mexican coffee legend plus our climate-critical Cold Brew Blend.  Featured Microlot: Finca Garabandal, Mexico This month’s microlot release is bittersweet. Earlier this year, Mario Fernandez Sanchez of Finca Garabandal passed away at his home […]

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In Memory of Mario Fernandez Sanchez

This past March, we lost our good friend and partner, Mario Fernandez Sanchez. When we decided to make Mexico a priority for our sourcing program, we contacted Mario via his son, Mario Fernandez Jr., a colleague of Joel’s at CQI (at that time) and now the technical director at SCA. We’d purchased very little coffee […]

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Cup of Excellence: Guatemala 2022

COE is back! After two years of canceled events and scaled-back competitions, Cup of Excellence held its first in-person international juries in Mexico and El Salvador in May. A couple of weeks later, I had the honor of heading down to Guatemala to participate as a juror in the third competition of 2022’s Central American […]

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