The Coffee Lifers Are Dead
For everything there is a time and a season. For Nanelle and I that season started in 2001.
And ends today.
The coffee lifers are dead. We are calling it quits after almost 17 years of living and breathing coffee. We are selling off all of our massive pile of coffee equipment and supplies. We are officially hanging up our coffee hats and turning it over to all of you. We are deeply saddened yet deeply honored. Our lives are forever changed for the better for our 17 years in coffee. We have friends all over the globe. We have helped scores of great coffee people start their own coffee businesses. We have strived to make a positive impact.
But every good thing must come to an end. We are passing the torch onto the next generation. That's likely you.
This will be the last time you can buy this book. Once it is gone it is gone forever. Thank you 1 million times for all the love, the memories and for being so willing to change the world for the better via coffee.
Andy and Nanelle Newbom
Coffee Spanish for Every Latin American Country
Technical translations of crucial coffee words & phrases for all Latin American coffee producing regions. Each country has a dedicated Coffee Spanish to Coffee English word widget that provides simple and clear translations of coffee technical terms and slang.
Crucial in-country data to improve your coffee buying success and streamline the complex path from cherry to green and from origin to roasting plant. This field guide is designed to provide helpful communication and relationship assistance to empower you through the veritable language morass to coffee negotiating bliss.
Subject matter experts in the field chime in with anecdotes and tips for a successful buying adventure. Relationship tips and business advice for working in each country to improve your experience when traveling and buying. Where a simple translation could not suffice, these knowledgeable contributors were able to provide insight into local dialects, traditions, and terminology unique to their culture and society.
Edwin Martinez - Finca Vista Hermosa
“This is a wonderful tool for any coffee professional. Whether your native tongue is English or Spanish you will benefit greatly from this work. As a coffee professional, if you're quiet and conservative this book will give you a boost of confidence, if you are more of a leaper and prefer learning by mistakes, Coffee Spanish for Coffee Buyers will help you look a bit more polished. Either way you will be on your way to becoming a better coffee person.”
Sarah Allen - Barista Magazine
The first thing I thought when Andy Newbom told me about the book he co-wrote with Andrew Russo was, why didn’t anyone think of this sooner? A Field Guide to Coffee Spanish, is perhaps the most important book for coffee buyers on the market right now.
Phil Beattie, Green Coffee Buyer, Dillanos Coffee
“Describing quality and the processes and controls that create it, requires language. While English may be the language of commerce, Spanish is the language of coffee. This book is a tremendous resource that could prove to be the secret ingredient in sourcing a delicious coffee or avoiding a major trading pitfall.”
Ted Stachura, Green Coffee Buyer, Equator Coffee
"An approachable exploration of the Latin American coffee scene that transcends the challenges of language barriers. More than a straightforward dictionary of translations, this field guide incorporates cultural context in a range of coffee producing countries. A useful quick reference tool for the experienced coffee buyer and an invaluable introductory resource for those new to sourcing."
Rob Hoos, Coffee Consultant & Author
“The way in which this book collates information about major producing countries, both in terms of objective and experiential information is extremely helpful. In addition, the Spanish phrases and explanation about grading, weights, and measures makes this a must have resource for anyone buying or roasting coffee from Latin America. Seriously kick ass guys!”