As Jordan Saglio prepared the first shipment of The Morning Movement coffee beans in the Panamanian jungle surrounded by his family and friends, his local business partner, Arturo Venegas, announced that each individual bean needed to be inspected.

At first, Saglio was shocked by the amount of time and work this would require, but Venegas was adamant that the quakers — coffee lingo for imperfect beans whose embryonic centers have been eaten by a coffee berry borer, or broca, or that contain some other defect — needed to be weeded out.

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