Coffee

Two Before Ten / Coffee

by Jenna Westerink - Head Roaster at Two Before Ten, Aranda Back in April, I took my first trip to origin, visiting coffee farms in the Gayo Highlands at the northern tip of Sumatra. Having been to this region before, the journey there was not too difficult but still long. After flying to Medan via Kuala Lumpur, I took an overnight taxi to a village near Kutacane in south-east Aceh before continuing another 7 hours by motorbike with a friend through the...

  Burundi Runyinya Washing Station – Akawa Project By building community-run water treatment facilities in western Burundi, these washing stations allow the water used for processing coffee to be recycled and fed back into natural rivers and reservoirs, creating safe drinking water for livestock and crop irrigation. It’s a long-term project with 11 washing stations throughout the country so far and working directly with local communities to help farmers escape poverty and increase coffee quality. With a focus on preserving the future of...