25Mar, 21

What is shade-grown coffee and how does it help birds?

What is shade-grown coffee and how does it help birds? Shade-grown coffee is coffee that is grown and harvested under a canopy of mature trees. These trees are crucial habitats for migrating and resident birds. Many coffee farms in Latin America have switched to row monocultures that are devoid of trees and other vegetation. At Willows Coffee, we hav …

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04Mar, 21

“Normally, the coffee harvest is a social event involving the exchange of laughter and handshakes, and hard, shoulder-to-shoulder work.”

Normally, the coffee harvest is a social event involving the exchange of laughter and handshakes, and hard, shoulder-to-shoulder work.” This past year looked a lot different for us. We had a difficult 2020-2021 harvest due to Covid-19. Many new challenges presented themselves, but despite it all we worked really hard to deliver the same amazing qual …

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02Sep, 20

Coffee…everything about it is wonderful

Coffee …everything about it is wonderful; the smell, the taste, the daily ritual of starting out with a hot mug or cold brew of Willows Coffee…all coffee lovers can relate. I recently found an article on some of the health benefits of coffee and wanted to share it with you! It’s good to know that loving coffee is also great for your …

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15Jul, 20

THE FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO BEHIND WILLOWS.

THE FATHER-DAUGHTER DUO BEHIND WILLOWS. This father-daughter duo has been working together to grow the best coffee Costa Rica has to offer and bring it to the USA. At Hacienda Miramonte, the business is all in the family. Over 100 years ago, Lucila Duval de Morales purchased this land and began planting coffee. Her great-grandson, Ricardo Gurdian, an …

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15Jul, 20

SAVE THE BEES!

SAVE THE BEES! WITHOUT BEES, THERE IS NO COFFEE. Bees are vital to coffee production. Through pollination, bees increase the plants’ yield, while also bettering the quality of the bean. A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has a model showing the impact of climate change on both coffee and its pollinators. Climate chan …

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15Jul, 20

OUR ARTICLE ON WOODBURY MAGAZINE !

OUR ARTICLE ON WOODBURY MAGAZINE ! Another publication, this time in the  Woodbury Magazine  and we are so happy to share our passion with you! Thank you very much; your support is greatly appreciated. I love being part of the Woodbury community. Our Pure Arabica Coffee comes from one family, one farm, one country. So you can experiance “from farm to cu …

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15Jul, 20

WHERE DOES YOUR COFFEE COME FROM?

WHERE DOES YOUR COFFEE COME FROM?   Where does your coffee come from? We were lucky to chat with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press about the start of Willows, and how we intend to share with people the wonderful experience of farm to cup! Check out Viviana’s interview on  Twin Cities Pioneer Press  ! …

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15Jul, 20

“THE BEST OF SUMMER” BY MPLS.ST.PAUL’ MAGAZINE

“THE BEST OF SUMMER” BY MPLS.ST.PAUL’ MAGAZINE We had an amazing time celebrating the arrival of the warm season at “The Best of Summer” hosted by Mpls.St.Paul’ Magazine at Bauhaus Brew Labs. A super fun evening featuring the best of summer food, beer and cocktails, crafted by some of the top chefs and bartenders of the Twin Cities. And always with a …

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15Jul, 20

WILLOWS COFFEE CONNECTING CONSUMERS AND ROASTERS TO COSTA RICA

WILLOWS COFFEE CONNECTING CONSUMERS AND ROASTERS TO COSTA RICA “I wanted to be involved in the coffee. It’s my passion, it’s what I love to do,” Gurdian told Daily Coffee News. “With this growth, I can start to close the circle, and help the farm put the brand out there, show people how we do things.” Read the article on  dailycoffeenews.com …

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