Interview with Williams Flores from Cusco (Perú)

Williams Flores, 37 years old. Lives in Cusco (Perú) and his family has a coffee shop called Cappuccino Cafe Cusco. He is dedicated to processing and roasting the coffee. 1. What connects you to coffee? Why do you work with coffee? I’m in the coffee business because it’s a family tradition that started 26 years …

Interview with Andrés Hernández (Colombia)

Andrés Hernández is 25 years old and lives in Bogotá (the capital of Colombia). He works as a quality analyst and gives courses for baristas (the people who then prepare perfect coffees for us in a café). Together with his brother he has a company dedicated to the commercialization of coffee. They are also looking …

Interview with Ariane Vera from Aguascalientes (Mexico)

Ariane is a singer and songwriter living in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She has the connection to Latin America through her father who was born in Argentina – she herself is European and Latin American. I got to know her when she came to Berlin on a lecture tour through Germany. Over a coffee she told me …

Interview mit Natalie Weiß aus Österreich

Natalie, gebürtige Oberösterreicherin, hat jahrelang bei einer NGO gearbeitet und importiert nun ihren eigenen Kaffee. Ich lernte sie bei einer Kaffeeverkostung in Santa Marta, Kolumbien kennen. Lies hier, was sie über Kaffee und fairen Handel denkt. 1. Wie bist du auf das Thema Kaffee gekommen? Vor vier Jahren besuchte ich die kolumbianische Kaffee-Region zum ersten …

Interview with José Joaquín Ordoñez (Colombia)

1. Where does your passion for coffee come from? Why do you work with coffee? I got connected to coffee through my family, we all produce coffee, we were born and grew up with coffee and have been growing this bean for generations. I work with coffee because our land and our climate favour coffee …

Interview with Heiber Andres Trujillo Samboni from Pitalito (Colombia)

Heiber Andres Trujillo Samboni, 29 years old, Colombian. Profession: Agronomic Egineer and PhD student in Agronomy Sciences in Ondokuz Mayis University in Turkey. Son of a family farmers dedicated to the production of coffee for all generations. I met him during a cupping event in his hometown Pitalito, when I was travelling with a group …

Besuch beim Café Libertad Kollektiv in Hamburg

Ein bisschen schwierig zu finden war er schon, der Eingang zum Café Libertad Kollektiv hier in Hamburg-Altona – eher unscheinbar sehen die Hallen aus und auch das Schild ist eher dezent. Doch als ich dann da bin und Alexej gefunden habe, der heute mein Ansprechpartner sein wird, bin ich beeindruckt. Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass …