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Las Milpas
Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Finca El Puente
Valle del Santuario
Nueva Llusta
Coffee Name Last Visited Visited By FOB Price Cupping Scores Purchased Since
Mpemba 3/2013 Tim 3.17 90 2002
Finca Nueva Armenia,
and Grotto lots
3/2013 Tim 3.10 to 3.40 88 to 90.5 2003
Finca Mauritania 1/2012 Tim 5.18 87 2004
Nueva Llusta,
Justina Ramos,
Pedro Quispe,
Irene Gomez,
Luis Huayhua,
and Dionicio Quispe lots
8/2013 Hannah 2.72 to 4.00 86.5 to 91.5 2004
Finca El Puente 3/2013 Tim 3.25 85.5 2005
La Golondrina,
Gloria Tejada,
and Nixon Tobar lots
1/2013 Kim Elena 3.50 to 4.39 86 to 88 2006
Valle del Santuario,
Moisés Vicente,
and Bartolo Concha lots
10/2013 Hannah 3.20 to 4.10 86.5 2007
Baroida 8/2012 Tim 3.20 86 2010
Concepción Huista 3/2013 Hannah 2.59 to 2.82 89 2010
Haru 3/2013 Tim 3.05 to 3.55 92 2010
Idido 3/2013 Tim 3.05 to 3.55 94 2010
Biloya 3/2013 Tim 3.05 92 2011
El Gavilán 9/2013 Kim Elena 3.10 86 2011
Las Milpas 3/2013 Kim Elena 1.69 87 2011
3/2013 Tim 3.48 89

How to Read the Table

Coffee Name

The name of the farm, small-farmer cooperative, or, in some cases, a name developed in conjunction with the farmer or cooperative to represent the coffee.

Last Visited

Part of our commitment to Direct Trade is frequent, personal visits by Counter Culture staff, in addition to ongoing contact via email, telephone, and teleconference. The intention of personal visits may be to arrange business for the following year, address problems or successes from the previous year, or simply to deepen personal relationships and understanding between Counter Culture Coffee and coffee farmers worldwide.

FOB Price

FOB stands for “Free On Board,” and represents the price paid for a coffee at the point of export, when it is ready to be loaded onto a ship at port. The most common way to express price paid for coffee, FOB represents the price paid after farming, processing, milling, and preparation for export, but before overseas shipping, importation, and overland transport. The New York “C” market price is expressed in terms of FOB, as is the Fairtrade columning Organization’s minimum price. This price can create some confusion, as the price paid by the roaster for “landed” (i.e. imported) coffee will be signifi- cantly higher than the FOB price.

Cupping Scores

We cup each coffee for quality control purposes during the harvest, before export, upon import, and throughout the year. The cupping score represented here is the cupping score at point of export, just as the FOB price is the price at point of export, and it is therefore only a snapshot of the coffee’s true quality and taste value.

Purchased Since

Our goal is to build long-term, durable, mutually beneficial relationships with our producer partners. The duration of these relationships is a good indication of their sustainability.
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