By Carly Kadlec, Green Coffee Buyer
My name is Carly Kadlec and I have been with Equal Exchange for just over two months. I am a Green Coffee Buyer. I just returned from my first big trip to visit coffee farmers in Peru and Bolivia. A big part of my job is this sort of “origin trip” to visit farmers and see how their harvest is going, discuss our quality standards with them, go over the previous year’s contracts with the co-operatives, and discuss the greater world of coffee face-to-face with farmers. When I explain that these trips to faraway places are my job, a lot of folks just say, “That’s your job?! You’re so lucky!” Read more here.