From September 2012-June 2013, Rachel lived and worked in the coffeelands of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia, recording interviews with more than 85 coffeepeople. Her experiences and understandings are recorded in the early posts of this blog.
In October 2013, Rachel self-published the resulting compilation “When Coffee Speaks: Stories from and of Latin American Coffeepeople” , a choose-your-own-adventure ethnography, with McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers of New York.
Since those first months on the ground, Rachel has been a regular contributor to Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, Fresh Cup Magazine and other trade publications, where her articles address trends at Latin American origins, certification and sustainability, climate change, and other coffee industry concerns. Links to published articles at rachelnorthrop.com
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