27 Jan '14, 6pm

Filing away for future, deep reading- Microlot research & sustainability report from @counter_culture.

Filing away for future, deep reading- Microlot research & sustainability report from @counter_culture.

As many of you may recall, we started an inquiry about microlots back in the Winter of 2011 when we spoke with 13 farmers from the Cenfrocafe in Peru about their experiences. While we learned a lot , one of the major challenges with this study was that none of the producers interviewed had repeat success as microlot producers. The common sentiment that microlot premiums were a result of luck was understandable but did not point – from a quality perspective – to how we could encourage other producers with concrete suggestions. And, we knew that producers with repeat microlot premiums exist in other areas where we purchased. Phase II While we felt we received valuable feedback from our partners in Peru, we were still looking for more streamlined feedback for producers. Ideally we would have more quantitative metrics in regard to farm and investment practices – as well as gre...

Full article: http://counterculturecoffee.com/updates/2014-microlot-res...

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