Meet Maria Olano, Speciality Coffee Buyer at the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (FNC) and longtime friend of Pact Coffee Hi, Maria. Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Maria Alejandra Olanao and I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. At 25 years old, I’ve already discovered my passion: coffee. I have a Master’s Degree […]
When you think ‘cupboard essentials’, you might be listing coffee along with things like sugar, flour, vegetable oil… everything ‘basic’ you need to get by. But while these are all things you use almost everyday, you’d probably be unlikely to fork out almost £100 for a pound’s worth of any of them. But other people […]
We talk a lot about knowing where our coffee comes from – single origin, sourced direct from farmers and with our team involved from day dot. You know each grower’s name (and often the names of their mum, son and dog!), where they live and what they do in their spare time. We all know […]
It’s International Coffee Day. And since we’ve been lucky enough to send Head of Coffee Will and MD Paul over to Colombia in the last week, what better way to celebrate coffee than to think back on what we’ve learnt from their adventures at origin!
Maybe you’re the sort who marches out of the house at 5.30am, leaving hospital corners and a just-washed coffee cup behind you – you’re a gym bag-swinging, lunchbox-packing woman or man on a mission. …Or maybe your mornings go a little differently. More sloth than special forces, more duffer in a duvet than machine in […]