How can I learn about Latin American green coffee origins?

Discover the rich coffee history of Latin America and the Caribbean and learn some fun facts by diving into our blog resources.

Brazilian Green Coffee Resources

  • All About Brazilian Coffee: Its History, Evolution and Importance at Olam
    • Today, Brazil is home to approximately 300,000 coffee farmers in 2,000 municipalities — but it hasn’t always been that way. Find out how Brazil became a major player in the coffee trade and why it remains a popular export in modern times...
  • The Eagle Has Landed: Specialty Coffee from Olam Brazil
    • The specialty team used coffees from the Minas region with cocoa and toffee notes to develop a unique green coffee blend designed for espresso under the Eagle brand. Eagle Mogiana is a sweet and structured natural blend of hand-picked farms created with consistency in mind, and works well as an espresso component or single origin...
  • Mogiana Brazil: A Rich Coffee History
    • Olam Specialty Coffee has important collaborations in the Mogiana coffee region of São Paulo, Brazil - no thanks to Napoleon...
  • Cafe Delas - Creating Equity and Building Capacity for Women Growing Coffee
    • Café Delas does not simply search for circumstances where women are the decision makers behind a coffee. Olam actively provides outreach and education to women involved in coffee to equip them for being decision makers. Café Delas actively participates in facilitating access to resources for women coffee farmers and requires that women in the Café Delas program are involved in leadership, have a voice in the community, and are paid directly for the coffee they bring to market...

Colombian Green Coffee Resources

  • Colombia Dulima: Colombian Coffee from the Home of the Snow Queen and Adolescent Soil
    • Colombian coffee is considered to be some of highest quality coffee in the world. Known for its mellow acidity, subtle sweetness, and nutty undertones, it’s no wonder that this coffee varietal is a popular one. Even more interesting than its flavor profile, however, is its unique South American history. Curious? We were, too, which is why we dove head first into the history of Colombian coffee...
  • Colombian Coffee: The Complete Guide
    • When did Colombia start growing coffee? As with many coffee origins, it is believed that coffee was first brought to Colombia by priests, arriving, perhaps, within a decade or two after coffee first came to the Americas via the Caribbean in the first half of the 17th century...
  • Juan Valdez: The Story of 'Uncle Juan' and Colombian Coffee
    • In 1958, when Jose Duval walked into the Manhattan advertising agency of Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB), auditioning was old hat for the actor...

Costa Rican Green Coffee Resources

Guatemalan Green Coffee Resources

  • Guatemala Antigua Hunapu: The True Gen
    • Coffees that receive the genuine Antigua “Geographic Indication” consistently demonstrate a balance of acidity and body, a complex variety of sweetness and citrus, and always pronounced and pleasing aromatics.
  • Remembering the Children of Guatemalan Coffee
    • To encounter children in coffee-growing regions is to almost always encounter poverty, more or less, and question the economics of the supply chain and our role in that supply chain...

Honduran Green Coffee Resources

Nicaraguan Green Coffee Resources

Panamamanian Green Coffee Resources

Peruvian Green Coffee Resources

  • Dreams, Dust, and the Promise of Organic Peruvian Coffee
    • Producing specialty coffee is never really a policy decision and, in fact, policy makers are notoriously bad at “regulating” specialty coffee into existence. At the farm and mill level, specialty coffee is the result of many small and sometimes seemingly inconsequential adjustments, changes that often resembles acts of faith for a farmer or the owner of a mill...