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Cocafelol: Case Study 3

Cocafelol is committed to the advancement of women Meet Delmy. She’s a force of a woman. She is the logistics manager for Cocafelol Cooperativa in Ocotepeque, Honduras near the El Salvador boarder. The co-op is very progressive in hiring women ...
The beautiful Capucas rigion
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Capucas: Case Study 2

You may recognize the name “Capucas” from the Honduran coffee we often carry at A&E Roastery. Cafe Capucas is a coffee cooperative of farmers in the mountainous region of Capucas, Honduras. Our visit to Capucas reminded us of just how much the ...
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Cafe Make-Over

Our Amherst cafe is getting a make-over in the near future. We have morphed our space many times over the years and we are about to update again. This time, we are focusing mainly on the sitting area, which we lovingly call the Sun Porch. Quality ...
Raising kids to be good employees
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Raising a Quality Employee

This is my son, Coulter Shaw Langmaid. He is 12 and in 7th grade. Coult is a great kid, and that is a completely unbiased assessment. Just ask any teacher. He has his moments, as we all do, but in general, he has been easy to raise. Let me preface by ...
February Special 2016
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Specials for February at A&E

The key words this month are floral and spice. What is the best way to deal with the winter doldrums? Spice it up! What is the best way to dream of springtime? Bring in the rose and lavender. We are not messing around with these specials. Come by our ...
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Coffee Acid: Friend or Foe?

I see many customers come into the café requesting a coffee with low acidity. It is clear that coffee acid can upset people’s stomachs, producing symptoms like acid reflux. For years we have recommended our Kona, with its perceptibly smooth lack of ...