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DEC 2018 - JAN 2019

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P U L L : E V E N T S Clockwise from top left: El Obraje's Pablo Andrés Guerrero and Jose Gomez, who owns Finca El Pariso, work together to support the Cooperativa de Cafés Especiales de Nariño, which empowers small producers and helps them explore new processing techniques and other farming efforts in order to create demand for coffee from this region. Onyx Coffee Lab's Mark Michaelson (left) with Sebastian Villamizar of La Palma y El Tucan. Having won the Colombian Brewers Cup, Sebastian asked former U.S. Roaster Champion Mark to roast the La Palma coffee he would compete with at the World Brewers Cup in Brazil. Here, they pose next to the green coffee Mark will take home to Arkansas to roast for the event. At La Palma y El Tucan, Felipe Pinzón offers Ally Champ Trip attendees a tour of the wet mill, which processes not only coffee from La Palma, but from the more than 200 coffee- growing families involved in La Palma's Neighbors & Crops program. Neighbors & Crops was designed to help small-scale farmers produce top-quality lots of classic Colombian varieties such as Caturra, Colombia, Castillo, Bourbon, and Typica. The participating producers are incentivized via monetary as well as non-monetary benefi ts, such as education about implementing systems to protect the local ecosystem in an effort to safeguard coffee production in the future. Ken Selby takes a break in one of the air driers at the La Palma y El Tucan mill. 46 barista magazine

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