Gonzalo Antonio Ticas Reyesa and La Laguna

In April Will was invited to San Salvador to judge the National Quality competition, an event organised by the specialty coffee board of El Salvador...

Coffee Processing Hacks: The Bucket

We talk a lot about making coffee a force for good. Only it isn’t just talk: We’re doing it. The coffee you buy from Pact comes directly from coffee farmers across the world, and by paying them more for the coffee they produce we’re all helping to make theirs and their workers’ lives better. Here’s one example of how we’re doing it. In January 2015, Will journeyed to Colombia in search of the best coffees...

Your questions to farmers answered…

Last month we asked you to give us your questions to put to the farmers we work with. And since our Head of Coffee, Will, and Pact Founder, Stephen, were heading to Brazil on our latest coffee-sourcing trip, we had the perfect Pact-fact gathering mission. They’re back now and full of answers to your questions, which ranged from asking about farming techniques to what farmers like for dinner. Read on to find out more about...

Marcus Carvalho and Fazenda Chapada

Marcus works on Fazenda Chapada. If you’re a loyal Pacter, you might recognise that name from our coffee menu on our website where regularly features. This small-ish farm produces some of the finest coffees in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, and Marcus is improving from harvest to harvest. He inherited the farm from his late wife, who passed away a short while ago. After mourning his wife, he named the finest coffee plot he...