Peru - Cup of Excellence

November 21, 2019

The Cup of Excellence is a competitive culmination of hard work for coffee growers across given regions. This year, our own Chief...

Groundwork from the ground up: Origins Stories

August 27, 2019

Groundwork is more than great coffee: we work diligently behind the scenes to help support farms transition to organic coffee...

Roaster's Corner

Organic Brazil Fazenda Camocim, Part Deux

April 02, 2015

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote about running to East Bay Logistics to get arrival samples of our...

Roaster's Corner

The Road to The U.S. Coffee Championships

February 22, 2015

Sitting in traffic on a long drive “crosstown,” as much a part of living in Los Angeles as it is,...

Roaster's Corner

A Peek Behind The Groundwork Curtain

December 31, 2014

So, where do we keep all of our coffee? Those of you who have visited our little warehouse nestled in...

Roaster's Corner

And the winner is......(from Brazil's Early Harvest Cup of Excellence)

October 13, 2013

For the first time in the 14 COE Competitions in Brazil, a female farmer has won first place and the...

Roaster's Corner

On the Road to Brazil Again....Brazil Cup of Excellence 2013

October 10, 2013

I am here in Brazil to judge which coffee deserves to have the title Best of Brazil's Cup of Excellence. ...

Roaster's Corner

Santa Monica Place Groundwork Coffee Reconnaissance

August 16, 2013

Somehow circumstances and the stars aligned and I have a day to myself. Not the easiest thing to do in...