Buying specialty coffee with Genuine Origin is straightforward and simple — our prices are transparent, our Q-graders give us flavor notes and scores, shipping is always FREE, and the quality is there. But if you’ve ever come across something you’d like to understand better, we’re also here to help. …

Beneficio de Cafe Pastores Mill, Genuine Origin’s milling operation in Antigua, Guatemala, was not originally constructed to process coffee. In fact, it was built in the 1800’s as a flour mill. …

Coffee at the Kenya Exchange

The price of Green Coffee generally gravitates around the regulated futures exchanges which, for both Arabica and Robusta, used to operate with real-live humans in New York and London respectively but now exist virtually!

Arabica prices are quoted in US cents/lb and the standard contract refers to 37500 lbs of…

Guatemala patios panoramic view

The 2021 harvest season in Guatemala came to a close earlier this year with some hurricane-induced delays, but also with exciting improvements in yield and cup quality. We received an update from our sister company, Volcafe Guatemala, about what they’ve been experiencing on the ground recently.

Guatemala Green Coffee Harvest 2021

Last year, Guatemala was…

From a peak of over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases daily in Colombia last month, the country is now seeing closer to 7000 daily reported cases. ICU occupancy rates have also fallen from their critical peaks. …

Brazil coffee fields after the frost in July

In late July a severe frost hit the coffee growing regions of South de Minas and Parana. Yet another cold front hit the following week. These events caused extreme gyrations in the C-Market — the coffee futures market. The market roared up past 200 cts/lb, but has since dropped back…

On Tuesday, July 20th a severe frost hit Brazil, primarily in the growing regions of Sul de Minas and Parana. Whereas Parana is a small producer, Sul de Minas is a major coffee-growing region.

The first frost - which hit the same regions - struck in late June; it was…

Harvest in Brazil is on and we’ve received a comprehensive update from our sister co, Volcafe Brazil.

•• Fruit Maturation
The overall fruit maturation has been slow this season which stems back to late 2020. At that time, the blossom in October had a poor fixation due to adverse weather (limited…

Narino coffee farms vista

On April 28, protests broke out in Colombia in response to the introduction of a new tax reform that critics said would disproportionately increase financial burdens for the country’s middle and working classes. …

Caffeine plays a crucial role in coffee. The chemical compound delivers stimulating energy to coffee drinkers and, for the coffee plant itself, it acts as a natural pest repellent. That’s why Robusta coffee plants are heartier and can thrive at lower altitudes. They are naturally more pest-resistant than Arabica plants…

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