OPTCO, More Than a COFFEE Importer
Since 1990, Organic Products Trading Company has been working directly with small-scale farmers around the world to source high quality green specialty coffee. Our business is built on long-term relationships with Certified Organic and Fair Trade co-operatives as well as conventional farms that focus on improving their communities, their families, and their environment. OPTCO’s mission is to support coffee producers by providing market access, in addition to collaborating on development projects, gender equality initiatives, harvest finance, and quality improvement programs. Join the effort to support coffee communities by sourcing your certified and conventional beans with OPTCO.
OPTCO EDUCATIONAL SERIES
UPCOMING: Roasting & Blending for Espresso
DATE: October 17th – $135
PRESENTED BY: Kathi Zollman of Coffee Holding Company and OPTCO
LOCATION: The OPTCO Office & Training Facility located at 4018 NE 112th Avenue, Suite D-8. Vancouver, WA 98682
COST: $135 per person, each class. Includes a $50 credit toward your next purchase of green coffee from OPTCO.
REGISTER BY CALLING (360)573-4433 | RSVP Only | Space is limited
Cafe Femenino Peru Program
July Roaster Visit to Peru
One of the best parts of being a roaster partner with Café Femenino is the opportunity to visit the women producers, cooperative members, the board of the Peruvian Café Femenino Foundation, and their families. We look forward to the road trips deep into the rural outreaches of the Andes Mountains where this beautiful coffee is shade-grown. We enjoy introducing roasters to producers who in turn share experiences with each other over a meal. Cupping in the lab and visiting the mill brings the entire cycle of the bean from the farm to the warehouse where it awaits a ship.
These visits make strong coffee relationships possible. Meeting, sharing, talking, eating, and smiling… a lot. Follow us on @cafefemenino on Instagram. July 7-13.