Tag Archive 'venezuela_coffee'

Trip Report: Coupa Café (Palo Alto)

Posted by TheShot on 22 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Local Brew

Thanks to a regular reader for recently tipping me off to this place. This unusual café is unique for serving single estate coffees from Venezuela. They obtain their beans from their Arabica Coffee Company in Caracas (not to be confused with the American outfit) and run cafés here and in Beverly Hills. They have a […]

Coffee shortage brews trouble in Venezuela

Posted by TheShot on 05 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Fair Trade, Foreign Brew

According to the Associated Press, the National Guard in Venezuela seized some 330 tons of coffee beans that were being held back by growers in protest of government price controls. Venezuela is something of an exception among Central and South American coffee growing nations: the locals actually drink the stuff. President Hugo Chavez imposed a […]