Our very own Stacey Barber competed in the UK Brewers Cup competition in May. She made it to the final 6! She puts her experience on paper with stories of the heats, some serious soul searching, the love of Geisha and tips for the budding barista! So, I have finally come back down to earth enough to actually be able to put pen to paper and share my incredible Brewers Cup experience.
Brazil is the biggest producer of coffee in the world.
It's too expensive to produce coffee there in the same way it is picked and processed in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Guatemala. There's no abundance of low-cost labour to do these jobs in most coffee-producing areas of Brazil. This is fortunate for labourers, as they have options, and means that Brazil instead needs to turn to innovation and technology to get the job done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Late last November the Climpson’s got to play tour guide to three of our lovely customers for a quick and action-packed trip to Minas Gerais via Sao Paulo, Brazil. This was less of a buying trip and more of an opportunity to round out our knowledge!