Origin Stories

Uganda- Days 4 and 5

September 21, 2016

As another beautiful day begins I recognize that the beauty of what GLC coffee is building in Western Uganda is that their approach to a traceable supply chain is not trying to reinvent how coffee has traditionally been traded here in the region,… READ MORE

Uganda: Day 2 and 3

September 19, 2016

Western Uganda and Uganda in general are reminiscent of American frontier days. Although government is basically non-existent the rule of law is strictly maintained using local communities and connections. Luckily, we are embarking on… READ MORE

Uganda Day 1

September 17, 2016

For this trip Farmer Brothers Sustainability and Green Coffee are teaming up to work directly with growers and cooperatives in Africa to improve supply chain traceability and our direct trade relationships.

Christian and I are coming to … READ MORE

School Time at Origin

August 7, 2016

A new school day begins and you wake up wondering, did I do my homework? That question is not an option for coffee growers, because if they don’t do their homework the result is not an F minus, but an H minus (H for harvest) which means a complete… READ MORE

Relationship Coffee Part 2

April 30, 2015

In our recent interview with Molly Laverty, Manager of Sustainable Green Coffee Supply & Procurement for Coffee Bean International, Specialty Coffee by Farmer Brothers, she spoke about the power of getting to know coffee growers and… READ MORE

Relationship Coffee

March 27, 2015

Molly1The Power of Getting Personal

Farmer Brothers sources coffee from growers around the globe, relying on a diverse team of experts to find the very best beans and support the communities where they are grown. A key figure in the process is Molly… READ MORE