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Coffee growing & Sourcing

Off to the north, to discover Sumatra

This was the first time I had journeyed to Sumatra, in the north of Indonesia. Very far north in fact, in the small village of Takengon at the foot of the Gayo Mountains and more than 2,000 km from Jakarta.  … Continue Reading →

Sourcing by motorbike in the southern islands of Indonesia!

Last month, Alexandre F. and Angel travelled to Indonesia’s southern islands and also discovered Sumatra in the north. These two articles tell their story. When I hear the word “revolutionary”, I think more of Nikola Tesla than Che Guevara. But… Continue Reading →

Our Coffee Range

When I started out with Belco, and was still a trainee, we would wonder how best to present and sell our coffees. Most importers compiled a list of coffees sorted by origin alone (some still do), in other words according… Continue Reading →

Builder of empires

I wonder if I’m not playing with words. And if words were made for this? At the same time, having heard Arnaud (our dear Ecuadorian supplier) tell me: “With my Las Tolas project, I just tried to set up a… Continue Reading →

Coffee growing: The challenge in the face of adversity

Marjorie, our coffee agronomist, is in charge at Belco of the quality improvement at the Origin. She wrote a series of articles around the following thematic:  “producing responsibly”. Here is the second episode on a major issue for coffee production: the shade management. If you have… Continue Reading →

Water, an indispensable and scarce resource to produce coffee

Marjorie, our coffee agronomist, is in charge at Belco of the quality improvement at the Origin. She wrote a series of articles around the following thematic:  “producing responsibly”. We start the first episode on a major issue for coffee production, the water management.  Let me… Continue Reading →

So what’s brewing & what would brew at Belco for 2018?

2017 has been a very busy year for us at Belco. Lots of projects & lots of news, our 10th anniversary year has been far from static. Ten years is easily said, but it has meant a lot of work… Continue Reading →

A new lease of life for the Cup of Excellence in Brazil

Every year competitions occur around the world, for baristas, roasters and also producers. This year, it was in Brazil that we makes you discover the best coffees in this country. And guess what? The producer with whom Belco is a… Continue Reading →

Belco Sourcing 2017 – Work closely with coffee producers

For more than a year and with the aim of improving the quality of our coffees in the long term, Belco has launched an agronomic support to partner producers. Marjorie Canjura,  specialist in coffee production & processes, provides this support to… Continue Reading →

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