When talented people with a shared passion for what they do come together from all over the world in honest collaboration, it brings us all one step closer to reaching our shared vision. This relentless pursuit of excellence in coffee, across cultivation, processing, roasting, and preparation serves as the driving force behind the Extraordinary Coffee Workshop (ECW).
Every year since 2009, we bring together farmers, roasters, buyers, baristas, and industry experts. We use this as a platform to build community and exchange knowledge, share experiences, and ultimately explore new ways to improve our beloved craft. Though subject matter and locations change each year, our goal remains the same: to uncover new ways to collectively do better. To gain broader perspectives, each year we travel to different regions around the Coffee Belt, and over the course of 5 short days we spend time walking among the coffee trees and drying patios, comparing approaches in coffee production, hosting seminars on wide-ranging topics, and creating life-long connections in the process.
The Extraordinary Coffee Workshop is a true expression of our Direct Trade philosophy. It exemplifies our belief that our combined efforts enable us to advance faster and farther than we can on our own. It is our hope that this dynamic environment sparks renewed passion for everyone involved.