A few weeks ago, our intrepid (and seemingly inexhaustible) founder Mike headed to Valle del Cauca, Colombia, with one thing on his mind: finding great coffee — anywhere in the world.
Mike takes trips like these for a few reasons. Visiting a farm first-hand allows him to build and strengthen his relationships with Cuvée Coffee farmers, which ultimately produces a healthier partnership.
To ensure the end product is exceptional, these trips also act as an audit of a farm's operations. Mike checks to make sure no corners are cut, and that they are sustainable. Farms that Cuvée Coffee uses must also be good stewards of the land. Mike inspects each farm to make sure they are being environmentally conscious and following best practices.
Follow along to see what Mike looks for in the selection and production processes. Spoiler: he’s exacting.