Hannah Mercer is an Authorized Specialty Coffee Trainer with Cafe Campesino. She is teaching at the SCA Global Expo in Seattle April 19 and 20 2018.

Americus, Georgia – April 18, 2018 – Cafe Campesino’s Hannah Mercer will be teaching professional coffee classes at the Specialty Coffee Association’s Global Coffee Expo held in Seattle this week. An Authorized Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Trainer, Hannah will be the lead instructor for a Barista Foundations class offered during the expo on Friday, April […]

Tasting espresso for quality at the Cafe Campesino SCA Coffee Lab in Americus GA

Baristas should taste the espresso they are serving every day.  If not – what are we serving our customers? How can we be confident we’re representing the hard work of the coffee supply chain if we haven’t tried the ‘spro? (and slamming back a shot for a caffeine rush mid-shift doesn’t count as tasting.)

Bill's Business Model: Collaborate & "Do Unto Others".... 1

Most of us – if we were lucky – were taught the Golden Rule at home as we were growing up.  “Do unto others, as you would have done to you.”  But applying that rule to business is a concept many of us have learned from Bill Harris Jr. Bill thinks of business a little […]

Biodynamic preparation the COMSA coffee farmers call Minerals of the Mountain

In Honduras, coffee farmers are so serious about organics that they’ve got a biospheric buffer zone around their community with signs reading something like No chemicals come in here! Members of COMSA coffee trading company are truly alchemizing their native soil in ways that are the envy of farmers in other nations.

Mr. Saleh a village-level collector with the Tamas Mumanang village that produces Permata Gayo coffee.

The farmers of Permata Gayo were ready to produce their highest-quality coffee ever.  By November, the bright white coffee flowers had transformed into budding green fruits, and the limbs of their coffee trees were swollen with promise.  A new processing facility was ready to receive ripe, red cherries that would turn into export-grade green coffee. […]

Hannah Mercer is an Authorized Sprecialty Coffee Association Trainer

Do you suspect, beneath the surface of your everyday life, there brews a latent desire to know everything there is about coffee but you don’t know where to start? Keep reading, cause that’s what happened to me. I always want to know more about anything I’m involved with, so when I started working at a coffee shop, my interest lead me on a journey through the supply chain of coffee across the United States and all over the world. There is much still to learn, see and experience, and so many people to meet.

Coop members at Permata Gayo survey coffee crops

Picture yourself in the Sumatran jungle mountains of North Indonesia, a crescendo of mountains shooting up from the sea where many locals’ lives depend on the coffee industry. This is one of the most beautifully lush regions of the world but fraught with historical mistreatment that lead to separatist fighting since 1976.

2017 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide 3

Over the course of the year, we get to interact with some wonderful businesses that inspire us to keep fighting the good fight. Their products are the perfect addition to your Christmas gift-giving, especially for those do-gooders in your life.

Face-to-Face with Fondo Paez: Hannah's First Trip To Colombia 4

Cafe Campesino visited its fair trade, organic coffee trading partners in Cauca, Colombia, in 2017. Learn more about their trip to Fondo Paez.

An Update: Our Groundwork for Sustainability 5

Sustainability in Specialty Coffee is key for us and others, as the industry adjusts and the climate changes. Learn how we’re laying the groundwork for our future.

Finding the Best Coffee Grinder for Home 6

People ask me all the time what’s one thing they can do to step up their coffee game in the morning. Once you go beyond buying high quality, fresh coffee, the answer is simple: buy your coffee whole bean and grind it fresh every morning. With that being said… there are hundreds of grinder options on the market, and choosing the right one for your lifestyle can be overwhelming. Here are a few questions, and suggestions, to help you find the right grinder for your morning brew.

Aeropress Vs. French Press: Which is better and how do I choose? 7

It seems in the coffee world there is the ever-present question: “Which brew method is better?”. Professionals and avid home users alike will all champion one as their favorite, swearing that it produces THE BEST cup of coffee, every time. But with so many brew methods out there, they can’t all be right, can they? […]