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Coffee harvest #4 ✔ Quality on the rise?

The coffee harvest season in Panama is once a year. Beginning in October, in the lower lying of the farms we own, and running through to March/April for those located in the highest coffee growing regions. For us, harvest season begins in fincas Cuatro Caminos, Dona Linda and Loma de Los Cedros. All situated between 1,350 and 1,550 meters. (just
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After 5 Years: Improving Coffee Quality, Farming & Processing

June will mark the 5th year since we founded International Coffee Farms (ICFC) in Panama. It’s cliché to say that the time has flown by, but it really has.  When we look at what we started with, which was an idea, no staff and no farms.  To where we are now with 12 coffee farms, 49 staff, a fully operational
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Our first humus production at ICFC has been applied in Jaramillo Region

Welcome back to part 4 in the series of articles on our Sustainable farming practices, from Valentina Pedrotti, our in-house Biologist and Value Chain Analyst. In part 3, Valentina took you to our “worm hotel” and explained the vermicomposting system we have implemented. Now, we are ready to analyze the results and to transfer the products to our farms. Take
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Developing a Specialty Coffee Farm – Part 3 Activities on the Farm: Vermicompost Harvesting

We hope you have enjoyed the first 2 segments in our series of agricultural reports from Valentina Pedrotti, our in-house Biologist and Value Chain Analyst. You often hear us talking about International Coffee Farms (ICFC) “Art of Coffee Science” and how we implement modern farming practices to engineer our coffee farms to produce the best Specialty Coffee possible. It is
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Analyzing And Improving Our Soil – Phase 2

Welcome back to the next update in this series of reports coming to you from our very own in-house Biologist and Value Chain Analyst, Valentina Pedrotti! This series is designed to give you a greater insight into the “Art of Coffee Science” that is being implemented throughout our network of 10 (soon to be 11!) specialty coffee farms in Panama.
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Analyzing And Improving Our Soil

We talk regularly about how we apply the “Art of Coffee Science” on our coffee farms. It is an “Art” and it is a “Science”. That´s why we have 2 Agronomists and a Biologist on our team. By now you should all be familiar with Valentina Pedrotti, our in-house Biologist and Value Chain Analyst, but you may not be all
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