Tracing the remarkable journeys our coffees make, beginning on the farms where they start.

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Image of Bolivia landscape


Bolivia remains a novelty origin in the world of specialty coffee, one that lies in the long shadows cast by its mighty neighbors.

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Image of Burundi boutique


Burundi is among the smallest coffee-growing countries in the world, and farmers there produce lots of coffee so small, on plots so small, that they defy credulity.

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Image of Colombia landscape


Colombia lies at the northwestern extreme of South America, a continent whose western flank is marked by the majestic Andes mountain range.

Costa Rica

Coffee came to Central America in the late eighteenth century during the colonial period, but it didn’t become a significant part of the region’s economy until after independence from Spain.

El Salvador

El Salvador may be among the smallest coffee-growing countries in the world, but the influence of its coffee industry is outsized...


Ethiopia’s landscapes, quite literally, were made for growing coffee. After all, it is the birthplace of coffee.


Guatemalan coffee is special. Maybe it is the tradition of the country’s fabled estates—the earliest date back to the first half of the nineteenth century...


For many years, we referred to our Direct Trade program in Honduras as La Tortuga, Spanish for “tortoise.” It was a name inspired by Aesop's fable of the tortoise and the hare.


There’s a reason why so many coffee professionals around the world will name Kenya as their favorite origin.


For nearly 20 years, we have been working continuously in Oaxaca to counter the widespread perception of Mexican coffee as pleasant but unremarkable—


Nicaragua’s coffee sector may sit in the long shadows cast by its storied neighbors, but there is a growing number of coffee farmers in Nicaragua.

Coffee growers in Peru
Coffee growers in Peru


In a period of accelerated climate change, when most people aren’t able to see beyond the risks associated with agriculture, Shared-X sees opportunity, and it is not alone.

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image of Rwanda landscape


Rwanda’s push into the specialty coffee sector during the first years of this century came in the wake of its 1994 genocide, a gruesome spasm of violence that set neighbor-