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Coffee Cupping

Hey coffee enthusiasts! Are you ready to dive into the fascinating world of coffee cupping? Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned coffee aficionado, coffee cupping is a fantastic way to explore the diverse flavors and aromas of different coffee beans. In this blog post, we'll break down the basics of coffee cupping in easy-to-understand language, so let's get started! What is Coffee Cupping? Coffee cupping is like a wine tasting but for coffee. It's a sensory evaluation process used by coffee …
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Why GMAC is Your Coffee Destination for 2024?

Raise your mugs, coffee lovers! 2024 is here, and what better way to kick off the year than with a fresh, invigorating cup of quality brew? Look no further than GMAC, your one-stop shop for all things coffee! Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur, a casual cappuccino cruiser, or just starting your espresso odyssey, GMAC has something for every palate and every preference. We're not just talking your average supermarket beans here. We're talking hand-picked, ethically sourced, meticulously roasted perfection. We boast: A …
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GMAC Coffee Seedlings Preparation For The Next Season

Welcome to the world of Green Mountain Arabica Coffee (GMAC), where every sip starts with a tiny seed and a whole lot of love! Today, we're taking you behind the scenes to explore the incredible journey of our coffee seedlings, from the moment they're chosen to the day they reach your cup. Step 1: Selecting the Perfect Bean It all begins with the bean. We hand-select only the finest Arabica coffee seeds, ensuring they meet our rigorous standards for quality and potential. These aren't your average supermarket beans – …
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GMAC Supports Gasange Coffee Farmers Cooperative by providing Ejo Heza pension planning support

In a heartwarming initiative, GMAC recently visited the Gasange Cooperative of Coffee Farmers. This visit aimed to not only show support and solidarity but also to encourage the farmers to follow essential government safety guidelines, particularly focusing on "Ejo Heza" (pension planning) and insurance fees. GMAC, along with sector executives and other community leaders, joined hands with the cooperative members, demonstrating the company's commitment to the well-being of the local coffee farming community. GMAC's Commitment to the Community At GMAC, we firmly …
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Mastering the Art of Coffee Cupping: Tips for the Perfect Brew

here's more to enjoying coffee than a quick morning pick-me-up. For coffee enthusiasts and professionals, coffee cupping is a serious business. It's a sensory evaluation process that allows you to savor and assess the unique flavors and aromas of coffee beans. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, here are some tips to help you elevate your coffee cupping experience. 1. Choose High-Quality Beans: The foundation of any successful cupping session is the coffee beans themselves. Opt for freshly roasted …
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Nurturing Growth and Resilience: GMAC’s “Mituelle de Sante” Initiative for Women Coffee Farmers

At GMAC (Green Mountain Arabica Coffee), we believe in the power of local communities and the potential of women farmers. Today, we had the privilege of taking a step towards supporting and motivating these incredible women by providing them with insurance fees as part of our "Mituelle de Sante" initiative. The Heart of Our Initiative: Supporting Women Farmers Coffee farming is an essential part of many rural communities in our region. However, it often involves numerous challenges, including unpredictable weather patterns, pests, …
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Brewing Success: Exploring the Remarkable Benefits of Coffee

Coffee, the beloved elixir of life for many, has been a subject of fascination and debate for centuries. While some may enjoy it for its rich, robust flavor, others savor it for the much-needed energy boost it provides. Beyond its delightful taste and stimulating effects, coffee offers a myriad of health benefits that may surprise you. In this blog, we'll delve into the world of coffee and uncover its remarkable advantages for both your body and mind. Enhanced Cognitive Function: Coffee …
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Brewing Success: How to Produce Quality Coffee and Attract Customers for Your Coffee Business

Coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a daily ritual for millions of people around the world. For coffee businesses, producing quality coffee and attracting customers are the keys to success. In this blog, we'll explore the steps to create top-notch coffee and effective strategies to draw customers to your coffee business. Part 1: Crafting Quality Coffee Start with Fresh Beans: The foundation of great coffee is fresh, high-quality beans. Source beans from reputable suppliers, and ensure they are stored properly …
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Nurturing Our Coffee Seedlings: A Journey of Growth

Nurturing Our Coffee Seedlings: A Journey of Growth Hey there, coffee enthusiasts! ☕️ At our coffee farm, we're on an exciting journey to nurture our precious coffee seedlings. It's a labor of love, patience, and dedication that we're thrilled to share with you. Join us as we take you behind the scenes of our coffee seedling care and growth process. 1. Selecting the Finest Seeds The journey begins with selecting the finest coffee seeds. We carefully handpick seeds from the healthiest coffee cherries, ensuring …
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Why Wear Boots While Washing Coffee?

Standing in Water: Coffee beans are washed in large water tanks or channels during the washing process. Workers need to stand in this water as they agitate and stir the beans to remove the mucilage effectively. Boots protect their feet from prolonged exposure to water. Hygiene and Safety: Coffee washing stations can get quite messy. With beans, mucilage, and water all around, boots provide a barrier that helps maintain hygiene and prevents slipping accidents. Temperature Control: Depending on the region, coffee washing …
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The Art of Coffee Sorting: From Raw Beans to a Cup of Perfection

Coffee, a beloved elixir that graces our mornings and fuels our days, embarks on a remarkable journey from the plantations to our cups. At the heart of this journey lies a crucial yet often overlooked step: coffee sorting. In this blog, we delve into the intricate process that transforms freshly washed coffee beans into a cup of liquid art, and the energy and dedication it takes to achieve that perfect brew. The Labor-Intensive Task of Sorting Imagine a scene: a woman hunched …
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A Beginner’s Guide to Coffee Cupping: Steps and Techniques

Coffee cupping is a valuable practice used by coffee professionals and enthusiasts to evaluate and appreciate the various flavors, aromas, and nuances of different coffee beans. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur, a coffee shop owner, or simply someone curious about the art of coffee tasting, this blog post will walk you through the essential steps of a coffee cupping session. Step 1: Gathering the Tools: To conduct a successful coffee cupping, you'll need the following tools: Freshly roasted coffee beans: Select a …
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A Successful Harvest Season at GMAC: Celebrating Green Mountain Arabica Coffee

As the coffee harvesting season comes to a close, we at GMAC (Green Mountain Arabica Coffee) are delighted to share the news of a fruitful and successful season. Our dedicated team of farmers has worked tirelessly to cultivate and nurture our high-quality Arabica coffee beans. Join us as we reflect on the highlights of this season and celebrate the exquisite taste and aroma of our coffee. Bountiful Harvest: The 2023 coffee harvesting season at GMAC has been nothing short of remarkable. …
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GMAC’s Remarkable Experience at China Coffee Expo: Cultivating New Relationships and Enhancing Industry Expertise

GMAC (Green Mountain Arabica Coffee) recently had the privilege of attending the highly anticipated China Coffee Expo, a prominent international event showcasing the finest coffee products and fostering industry collaboration. Our participation at the expo proved to be an exceptional opportunity to connect with potential clients, gain valuable insights, and participate in various training programs. In this blog post, we will highlight the remarkable experience GMAC had at the China Coffee Expo, emphasizing the significance of cultivating new relationships and …
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Empowering Communities and Building Sustainable Development: RAB Bank Netherland Funds Our Coffee Hulling Industry Project

We are thrilled to announce that the Hulling Coffee Industry Project, which aims to bring sustainable development and community empowerment to a local area, has received funding from RAB Bank Netherland. GMAC The project focuses on building an industry for hulling coffee, which will not only provide new job opportunities for the community, but also increase the value of their coffee production. The project has been progressing well, and the RAB Bank Netherland Project Manager and Program Manager for Africa recently visited …
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Natural Coffee Processing

Natural coffee processing is a method of processing coffee beans that involves drying the beans inside the fruit, rather than removing the fruit first. This method of processing is often used in countries with dry climates, such as Brazil,but here at GMAC we also prepare it, where the fruit can be left to dry in the sun. Here's a breakdown of the natural coffee processing phase from farm until it's dried: Harvesting: Coffee is typically harvested when the fruit is ripe, …
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It’s that time of the year again – coffee harvesting season has recently begun!

The sweet aroma of freshly picked coffee beans fills the air, and farmers all around the world are busy at work collecting the fruits of their labor. Here at Green Mountain Arabica Coffee (GMAC), we're excited to be a part of this annual tradition and are working hard to prepare our coffee for the world to enjoy. At GMAC, we take pride in producing some of the finest Arabica coffee beans in the world. Our farmers carefully cultivate and tend to …
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Insights from the #AgriTech International Agricultural Exhibition 2023 in Qatar

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the #AgriTech Coffee Farmers Meeting in Qatar. It was a great event where coffee farmers from different parts of the world came together to discuss their experiences, share knowledge, and explore new technologies that can help them grow their businesses. Here are some of the key insights I gained from the event. Climate change is a major challenge for coffee farmers. One of the main challenges that coffee farmers face today is climate change. …
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A Guide to Common Coffee Pests & Diseases

Pests and diseases can ruin your coffee crop. An infestation or outbreak that is badly handled can mean financial hardship or even devastation. But do you know which pests and diseases are the greatest threats? And how do you identify them? Let’s take a look at coffee pests and diseases to better understand what they are and how to handle them. source: pexels.com WHAT CAUSES DISEASES & ATTRACTS PESTS Like any crop, the coffee plant is vulnerable to pests and diseases. A 2012 report by Fabienne …
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5 Tips for Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

If you're a coffee lover like me, you know that there's nothing quite like a perfect cup of coffee to start your day off right. But if you're not a barista, you may not know all the tricks of the trade for brewing the perfect cup. Here are five tips to help you make the most of your coffee beans and brew a delicious cup every time: 1.Start with fresh, high-quality beans. Good coffee starts with good beans, so it's worth …
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A Guide to Growing Healthy Coffee Trees

Your coffee crop can only be as good as your coffee trees – but growing strong, healthy, and productive plants means paying attention to several critical variables. Whether you’re a producer looking to improve the quality and quantity of your cherries, or a roaster/coffee buyer working with producers, it’s important that you know these. These are some practices recommended by Fernando Farfan, an agronomist with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation’s research centre Cenicafé, Read and discover. LOCATION & CLIMATE Fernando's first concern is …
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Coffee Processing-Wet Processing

Coffee is generally wet processed throughout the country. This is largely thanks to modern efforts to invest time, effort, and resources into developing communal washing stations for the countless micro-crops of coffee cherries that require processing each year. In this video you can check our washing station (gmac) and how it is done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56FvySZwBKk The numerous small farms involved in the business cannot create large, individual washing stations like the great coffee estates throughout the world do. This is because most farmers only grow coffee …
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Rwanda Coffee Growing: Everything You Need To Know

At first glance, those Rwanda coffee beans on that shop counter might look like just another bag ‘a beans with a missing vowel in its name. But the history of the Rwandan coffee industry, both tragic and epic, has not only kept coffee production from the Land of a Thousand Hills alive – it’s transformed it into one of the most sought-after coffees in the modern world. A Brief History Of Rwandan Coffee The tiny, landlocked East African nation of Rwanda is nestled in the …
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Discover the Rich Flavors of GMAC Coffee: Harvest Season is Here!

As the sun rises over the lush hills of our coffee plantations, a symphony of nature begins. The air is filled with the rich aroma of freshly picked coffee cherries, signaling the start of GMAC Coffee's most anticipated time of the year – the harvesting season. This is when the true magic happens, and we're excited to share it with you. Handpicked with Love and Care At GMAC Coffee, we believe in the art of coffee. Our dedicated farmers handpick each coffee …
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