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The Women Behind Our Limited Edition Rwanda Hingakawa

  The word Hingakawa means “let’s grow coffee” - but there’s much more to this saying than just coffee. It’s a symbol of the resilience these women coffee farmers demonstrated after surviving years of tragedy in Rwanda. Banding together to create something good out of something terrible. After losing family...

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Origin Stories: Organic Mexico La Corona de Chiapas

  Allegro has been purchasing from the GRAPOS (Grupos de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentable S.C) cooperative since 2017. GRAPOS is a cooperative of 2830 members, located in the southern state of Chiapas in Mexico. GRAPOS started in 2007 with 90 producers and has grown steadily over the years....

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Peru Finca Churupampa - Farm & Family

Our latest Limited Edition coffee, Finca Churupampa, hails from the mountainous reaches of Northern Peru, near the town of Chirinos in the province of San Ignacio. Once a remote and not easily accessed part of the country, the area's high elevations, desirable varieties and ideal climate are making it a...

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From Seed to Cup and the People In Between

By Amber Barkley, Team Leader - Allegro Coffee Roasters Bowery (NYC) Everyone I spoke to about the Allegro Origin trip told me that it would change my whole outlook on coffee. They said that no matter how passionate I was about it, no matter how amazing I found it, no...

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Sumatra Lake Toba - A Unique Sense of Place

  By Jess Brooks - Coffee Buyer & Supply Chain Manager I remember teaching Coffee Basics classes to Allegro Coffee team members 10 years ago. As a trainer, it was my job to convey a sense of place through tasting and discussion of flavor profiles from different coffee growing regions...

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Smiles, Roadtrip, Children, Watermelon, Commitment

Someone might ask what these five words have in common. For me, these five words are a common link between all the countries that I travel to as a tea and coffee buyer for Allegro Coffee Company. Smiles are how we communicate with each other when we are not familiar...

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Kelly's Travel Backpack

What’s in my travel backpack? My list of important items in my backpack for international travel to coffee and tea growing regions.  One of the joys as tea and coffee buyer for Allegro Coffee Company and a job requirement is to visit our suppliers in order to strengthen our relationships...

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Meet The Roaster - Joe Delaterre

As someone trying to figure out what I wanted to do in the mid-90s, I found Allegro Coffee at the perfect time. A help-wanted ad promising “one free pound of coffee per week” was all it took for me to stumble into the coffee industry. Sold! It wasn’t long after...

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