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Farm to latte

Palo Alto's Progeny is brewing up a new approach to coffee by putting farmers first

by Paolo Bicchieri

William Becerra first saw the Pacific Ocean underneath the typical, heavy fog of the Bay Area. He had spent little time outside of his home in Huila, Colombia. Then, one day, he was on a plane to visit the Peninsula, where he saw the Google campus in San Francisco. The sheer scale of it all — a city that was just shy of the population that his native state hosts across its 7,680 square miles — was a lot to take in.

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Paolo Bicchieri is a freelance writer for, a sister publication of the Palo Alto Weekly.


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