01 Mar
What’s the best whole bean coffee for you?

Choosing a whole bean coffee means that you’re guaranteed to obtain a high-quality coffee. Better preserved, it dries out less, releases all its flavour and strength, and lets you enjoy the freshest coffee whenever you want. But what’s the best whole bean coffee for you?  For...

15 Feb
Fair Trade and Coffee: the importance of honest business practices

  Fair or alternative trade is a system of exchange based on solidarity and equality. Respect for producers, consumers, and resources are the foundations of it. Coffee was the very first fair trade product to appear on the Canadian market in 1998.But while coffee, a widely-sold...

26 Jan
The Coffee Trail. Panama: Geisha, Geisha and Geisha.

With no particular expectation prior to the encounter, Rachel agreed to receive us on her return from Asia.  Already I had deduced that the destination of her voyage represented the market for her coffee.  I will obtain answers to thousands of questions that have concerned...

26 Jan
The Coffee Trail: Learning Through Meeting!

A Text by Christian Lacroix, on the Coffee Trail.I doodle, sitting in a comfortable folding chair, facing the Pacific Ocean.  And I become aware of the pleasure that is renewed each morning.  Finding myself alone, in an isolation created by the echo of the waves...

26 Jan
The Coffee Trail: An Encounter with the 3rd Wave in Honduras!

First stop in Honduras, the little municipality of Corquín in the Copán region.  A verdant pine forest greets us; we can already sense a natural environment for coffee cultivation.  The little town of Corquín and its inhabitants exude a desire to see the quality of...

26 Jan
The Coffee Trail: An Encounter With FEMCAFE, a different Co-op.

A text by Christian Lacroix, as part of the project The Coffee Trail.  Visit to a coffee cooperative established and managed by women in Chiapas in Mexico.  I met Claudia Nallely Illescas Palma, accompanied by her mother Clara Palma Martínez and her father Ernesto Illescas Marin,...

24 Jan
How to make sure your ground coffee is properly preserved

 Ground coffee is part of many people’s daily routines. Your greatest ally during busy mornings, it reduces the number of preparation steps needed to obtain that much-coveted hot beverage. The only downside: if you don’t practice the appropriate preservation methods, the taste and quality of...

03 Jan
The coffee bean: a brief history through the ages

 The cup of coffee is part of the daily routine of millions of people around the world. Prepared from a clever mixture of water and ground coffee beans, this concoction is nothing new, and yet, we forget the extent to which its appeal has fueled...

11 Nov
Arabica or Robusta coffee: which should you choose?

When it comes time to enjoy a good coffee, are you more the mild and fruity type or bitter and full-bodied? The difference between the two lies not only in the brewing or roasting method; it starts with the coffee bean itself. There are several...

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