Coffee Sourcing Part 2: Relationships and Transformation

Coffee Sourcing Part 2: Relationships and Transformation

When I first started Saint Frank in an effort to distinguish our approach I described our coffees as “relationally sourced”.  I have previously addressed my thoughts on the term “direct trade” and how at this stage it isn’t specific enough. You can read my discussion here in Part 1: Commodities...

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Coffee Sourcing Part 1:
Commodities and Direct Trade

Coffee Sourcing Part 1: <br>Commodities and Direct Trade

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There are so many wonderful things about Specialty Coffee that attract and compel different people for different reasons.  In my experience working as an origin- traveling and sourcing barista and later building a business around relationship-focused coffee sourcing, the most wonderful thing about specialty coffee to me is its ability to see potential realized in real lives and communities.  

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Who is Frank?

Who is Frank?

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We are often asked, “Who is Frank? Are you Frank?” I still receive emails and am called by this name after 6 years.  While Frank is not my name, it's Kevin, and I do not carry the title of a “saint” I don’t mind the confusion.  We all miss things right in front of us all the time ... and I love telling stories.  This is the story of Saint Frank.

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Bolivia is Back!

Bolivia is Back!

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Did you know that Saint Frank is one of only a handful of roasters worldwide working to represent small producers in Bolivia?  We love the flavors and culture of this beautiful place and can't wait to share them with you.

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