Travel Diaries: Copan Coffee Takes Australia
Why Travel 20 hours to go Down Under? You Guessed it...coffee!
The idea to go to Australia started simply with a great fare deal through Delta. It was once in a lifetime, we had to go. Australia has a massive coffee culture! Big coffee chains virtually don't exist in Australia simply because Australians prefer to shop local.
So what was our Objective in Coming to Australia?
With our Harvest at Finca La Unica and Finca Terrerito less than a month away we wanted to introduce the Australian coffee roasting market to how great Honduran green bean can be! We brought samples of our green bean and handed them out to local roasters interested in adding Honduran coffee to their menu! Additionally, we wanted to get inspiration for the retail side of coffee. In case you didn't know, Copan Coffee Roasters (CCR) will be having a retail coffee shop and roastery very soon (we are working on putting final build out plans together) and we wanted to get international inspiration. We figured where better than Sydney & Melbourne, home to many of the world's championship baristas!
Where Do We Hope This Leads?
For us, traveling to Australia is huge! I mean, can you imagine, Honduran coffee farmers bringing green bean samples of THEIR coffee, 20 hours by plane to Australia? We are truly blessed to be able to do what we do! As such, we take our responsibility in representing Honduras, Honduran coffee, & Honduran coffee farmers seriously. Meeting roasters face to face, talking to them about the CCR difference & how they can be a part of that difference, and handing them our green been product is something that is simply NEVER done! It is our hopes that these steps help coffee farmers worldwide by continuing to encourage roasters to buy green bean directly from farmers.
Want to Help with the Copan Coffee Difference?
Keep spreading the word about us, our coffee, and how we are changing the coffee industry for the better! Each new connection we make is an opportunity to bring awareness about the importance of direct trade in coffee.