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The most powerful stories in coffee are those where we change. We change from an experience – and there are many experiences to be had. The first ‘great' coffee changes you. The first time you discover blueberries in a coffee, it changes you. And the first time you meet someone who's whole life has been the farming of this wonderful bean…it changes you.
That's what Jack Kelly, and Caffe Ladro's story is about. The powerful changing force of humility that he has experienced in his life working in coffee and building Caffe Ladro.
This month we sit down with Jack and hear his story, starting in coffee many years ago, his hopes and dreams, and the changes and humility he has discovered working directly with farmers around the world.
Also in this issue:
– Video: An Instant Guide to Making Coffee
– Corner of the Cafe – a Coffee Review
– Coffees of the Month – A Tale of Two Costa Ricas
– The Direct Trade Rabbit Hole
– The key to manual brewing – The Bloom
– Answering Reader's Questions – How do I make sure I have fresh coffee?
– Takeaways – Get the most out of this issue, and take action on having better coffee, and living life to the fullest
The Direct Trade Rabbit Hole
Francis explores Direct Trade in this month's issue – what exactly is Direct Trade? How do different companies interact with this process? What does it mean to the average coffee consumer? There are many questions to be asked, and many answers to be given. This is the first in a multi-part series – dive in and get the most out of your coffee …