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Guatemala Origin Update

In late February this year, our Key Account & Trading Manager Alex Capurro left Nicaragua (still with customers in tow) and jumped over to Guatemala to spend some time with the indigenous community of Todos Santos.

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Nicaragua Origin Update

In February, our Key Account & Trading Manager Alex Capurro took a trip to Nicaragua (with a few customers in tow) to source some amazing specialties and find out what’s new at the origin.

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Origin Update: Mexico

Our Mexican specialties are back… a story of perseverance!

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Origin Update: Panama

Coffee from $21 to $1,029 in 15 Years: Panama Geisha and the Luxury Coffee Industry

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Snapshot from Origin: Costa Rica

As harvest was drawing to a close in Central America, it was time for us to pack the essentials, get the cameras ready and polish the cupping spoons. Check out our 1 week adventure in Costa Rica below!

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The Bennetts Newsletter!

December 2018 Newsletter! All things Bennetts & Coffee...

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November 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee...

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October 2018 Newsletter! All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Scotty's Sentiments - PNG Spotlight

My latest trip this month was my fifth time back to Papua New Guinea over the past 32 years. It is interesting to see how PNGs coffee industry has survived throughout the years and the ever-present struggles they face today.

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The Bennetts Newsletter is BACK!

May 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee...

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July 2018 Newsletter! All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Bennetts 100 Year Stock-take Sale!

Some great discounts on some of our coffees! Get the before the 28th of June for the amazing prices!

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Organic Coffee - Frass and Furphy's Part 1

We get quite a few enquiries about how organic certification works, especially regarding importing coffee and quarantine requirements.

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June 2018 Newsletter. All things Bennetts and coffee...

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Fifty Shades of Green?

In the eternal quest for ‘better’ coffee, there are many labels applied to raw beans to get our attention, Shade-Grown being the most recent, but is this really better for the environment and produce a better cup?

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New Arrivals: Brazilian natural microlots have landed!

Our Brazillian natural microlots have landed and are a testament to the increased concern for quality and specialty coffee in Brazil.

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New Arrivals: Fresh-crop Rwandan just in!

An amazing coffee Rwanda's into a bar..... sorry. But on a serious note, our fresh Rwandan coffees have arrived!

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Why do coffee prices change? Part 1 of 2

Over the next two articles we'll be discussing some of the factors that impact the price of coffee. In this article, we'll look at futures, currency fluctuations, rising demand, and transportation costs.

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Why coffee prices change, Part 2 of 2

Last blog, we talked about the factors that impact the price of coffee. So far, we've looked at . This time, we're going to be discussing how climate, certifications, currency fluctuations, and local economics and politics come into the mix.

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Looking to the future in our Centenary year

Bennetts is pleased and humbled to be celebrating our company’s centenary in 2018. Pictured: Bill Bennett in Indonesia circa

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New arrivals: Colombian single-farmer project 121s fresh in!

Through our Project 121 program, we help roasters to build an exclusive relationship with a farmer at origin. Here are the stories behind the lots we've recently received from our Colombian partners...

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Guatemalans fresh in!

Ahh Huehuetenango. Even the name is a treat on the tongue ('Way - way - te - nang - goh', as per our team member Mr. Alex Capurro's lyrical native Spanish-speaker's pronunciation).

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'Climate change itself is probably doing good...'

What coffee science has to say about Tony Abbott’s recent speech on Global Warming. Article by India Read.

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Snapshot from Origin: Brazil

Last month, Scott and Georgia visited the worlds largest producing origin; Brazil. They visited exporters and farmers to see how the 2017 harvest was progressing.

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Defect Cup-Skilling

The Roaster Guilds' recent 'Demystifying Defects' cupping session was a rare, guided opportunity to dip a toe into waters that most coffee drinkers will spend a lifetime trying to avoid.

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The Maragogype Varietal

The Second instalment of the Bennetts Varietal Mini-series focuses on the Maragogype bean.

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The Bourbon Varietal

It isn't just Origin that brings flavour to a cup - introducing the Bennett's Varietal mini-series. Episode 1: Bourbon Coffee

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Winter is coming... to Brazil

What if millions of coffee bushes were damaged and global coffee prices spiked dramatically?

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Long Fermentation Process (LFP)

Our latest blog takes a look at the process of long fermentation, as we announce the arrival of our first coffee that has been fermented this way - Colombian Excelso Huila Timana.

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Industry News.

A larger than predicted Arabica crop for Brazil, harvest update for Central America and the ICO's export data for the first quarter of the current October 2015 to September 2016 coffee year.

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Origin Trip Report: Ethiopia December 2015

A trip to Ethiopia is high on any coffee aficionado’s bucket list and as a first trip to origin (my apologies to Far North Queensland) there is no better.

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Meet the Producer: Rocel Romero Rafael

Our Project 121 microlots from Sol y Café Cooperative are due to land this month and will be a great way to kick off the New Year.

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#BennettsOnTour in Peru

Our self-titled #CaffeIndianaJones Alex has just returned from Peru after spending a week touring around the origin visiting producers. Whilst travelling he kept us up-to-date with photos and snippets on Twitter.

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Origin Trip: Ethiopia

Published in the April issue of Cafe Culture Magazine, Guy shares his experiences and insights of the birthplace of coffee from a recent origin trip to Ethiopia.

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Brazil Moves to 59kg Bags

If Brazil is an origin that regularly appears on your orders, soon you will notice some changes to the way these coffees are sold. Rest assured we are not starting to despatch short weight bags; however there have been some important changes at origin that will affect our shipments and your orders.

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Keeping Up With The Little Green Bean

Featured in the current issue of Cafe Culture Magazine, 'Keeping Up With The Little Green Bean' reflects on the recent shift towards superior quality and traceability within the coffee industry and the popular movements that have ensued.

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In the Hopper...

For the fourth season we have been fortunate enough to secure specialty microlots from the Mathias family at Kelagur Heights Estate in India. These specialty lots are all UTZ Certified and have been processed with the utmost care and consideration.

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Industry News.

Prolonged uncertainty regarding Brazil’s annual production continues to cause volatility on the ICE, and global production estimates are released from the USDA.

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Industry News: Coffee Pricing 101

Global coffee prices have been in the spotlight in recent weeks after having experienced a very sharp and rapid rise.

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The Nyeri Situation: An Update from Ground Zero

Bennetts were fortunate enough to visit Kenya and Ethiopia earlier this year to spend time with our suppliers, cupping and planning for the upcoming season. Whilst in Kenya we were keen to gauge a further understanding of the continuing situation in Nyeri.

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Visiting the Birthplace of Coffee

Upon his return from touring East Africa earlier this year, Scott offers his thoughts on the progression and development of the birthplace of coffee since his last visit in 2010.

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In the Hopper...

We have recently been lucky enough to establish a relationship with Brazilian specialty coffee producer O’Coffee. This is the first time the O’Coffee brand has been available in Australia and we are very excited to be able to offer these coffees to the Australian market.

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India Origin Trip

Recently I was fortunate to be in a position to travel to India on behalf of Bennetts and visit some plantations that we purchase our coffees from as well as the dry mill that processes these coffees.

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Connecting Coffee & People

For almost 100 years we have been the bridge between Australian businesses and the farmers and exporters of coffee and tea across the world.

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Kelagur Varietals just in.

We have a selection of Indian Varietals from the Kelagur Heights Estate just arrived. Available now from our Melbourne store.

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Bennetts Online has Arrived!

Welcome to the new Bennetts website! It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally here and excited to share with you the new Bennetts Online...

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Industry News.

The recent leaf rust or Roya in Spanish, outbreak throughout Central and South America has remained a prevalent topic in the industry this week, with output estimates from affected origins for 2013/14 crop beginning to appear.

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Gold & Green

Bennetts HQ is abuzz this week with preparations for the upcoming Golden Bean conference in full swing. This year we will be judging as well as providing information about all things green in the Green Bean Zone.

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Industry News: The Year of the Coffee Curse

An in-depth look at the coffee leaf rust epidemic that has rocked the industry over the last 12 months and the effects this outbreak will have on the new 2013/14 crop year.

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A Good Brew

Bennetts are excited to announce the launch of Jillian Adams’ new book ‘A Good Brew’, the history of H.A. Bennett & Sons and tea and coffee in Australia.

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Industry News.

The latest 2012/13 total production estimates from the ICO, a new development program to combat climate change, and weather conditions in South America.

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Industry News.

An update on 2013/14 crop year sentiments in the wake of a continual decline in the market price of coffee, Vietnam's lucky escape from super typhoon Haiyan, and the recent Let's Talk Roya event in El Salvador.

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Hujambo from Kenya

Our new season Kenyan lots have been delivered into store this week and we are very excited to share with you these delicious new arrivals!

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Rainforest Alliance: The Little Green Frog

The little green frog of Rainforest Alliance is recognized around the world as a seal of certified environmental, social and economic sustainability.

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San Agustin with a hint of marzipan...

With microlot season well and truly under way, we are particularly excited about our new season Colombian specialty lots due to arrive in store mid-March.

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Industry News.

Unexpected weather conditions prompt a surge in the price of coffee on the New York ICE Futures Market, the FIFA World Cup set to take over Brazil, and the latest update from leaf rust affected Central America.

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