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11 Dec

Cartel Holiday Gift Guide

Paul Haworth

It’s deep December and we only have a couple of weeks of gift shopping left before the winter holidays are upon us. We thought it would be nice to put together a guide for you so you can at least check the coffee lovers off your list! Or just buy some presents for yourself—we won’t judge!

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28 Jun

Cartel's Bakery Expansion

Ty Dahlstrom

We're revamping our company-wide bakery program! We've built a brand new Tempe bakery, a developed a whole new globally-inspired menu, and exciting new specials!

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22 Nov

Bringing Back the Carmen

Paul Haworth

El Carmen lies in the heart of El Salvador’s main ‘protected highway’ of forest, a part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor System that stretches all the way from Mexico down to Panama. In El Salvador, where more than 80% of the country’s coffee is produced under shade, this eco-system is based mainly in the coffee forest.

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15 Nov

Bringing a Rare Experimental Gesha to the United States

Jeff Yang

There's been a lot of hype on Geshas lately and often times, the price and value of this heirloom variety just doesn’t add up. But when famed producer Ricardo Zelaya tells you that he's set aside a hectare of his estate for an experimental Malawi Gesha, you pay attention. We’ve worked with Zelaya in the past and his coffees have consistently delivered, which is why we’ve continued our relationship.

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