April 19, 2019

How Colombian Coffee Producers Are Experimenting With Processing

Colombia is well-known for producing washed coffees with acidic and clean profiles. But this doesn’t mean that Colombian producers aren’t also open to experimentation in...

December 24, 2018

World Champion Agnieszka Rojewska on The Barista’s Biggest Task

A specialty barista has a lot of responsibility. They are the hands that bring out the flavors of origin in every cup of coffee they...

November 21, 2018

Should Coffee Producers Listen to Roasters’ Advice?

Coffee roasters and producers have interlinked jobs. Roasters often visit coffee farms and usually understand processing methods. They also know how to roast for the...

October 9, 2018

Coffee Origins: The Distinct Acidity of San Marcos, Guatemala

Guatemala has a reputation for producing excellent coffees. This is one of the most climatically diverse regions in the world, with rich volcanic soil that...

March 6, 2018

A Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Huila, Colombia

There are few countries more famous for their coffee than Colombia. And within Colombia, no region produces more coffee than Huila, a mountainous department lying...

October 24, 2017

Starmaya: Could This F1 Hybrid Be The Ideal Coffee Variety?

F1 hybrids tend to be high-quality, rust-resistant, and high-yielding varieties – the golden trio, as far as coffee producers are concerned. Yet there’s just one...

June 27, 2017

How Barista Foundations Help Vulnerable People Build Careers

A Barista Foundation can be more than just a barista school. It can also be a tool for providing vulnerable people with a career path....

June 23, 2017

Coffee Varieties: What Are F1 Hybrids & Why Are They Good News?

Coffee hybrids have the potential for high-quality cup scores, rust resistance, and greater productivity. But what actually are they? Why are they so important to...

June 12, 2017

A Guide to Buying & Importing Coffee From Burundi

The tiny East African country of Burundi produces exceptional coffees. With its high altitudes, volcanic soil, and good processing, it’s no surprise that it has...

June 6, 2017

Introducing The Flavors & Regions of Burundian Coffee

Burundi, the Heart of Africa. It’s called this for its heart-shaped outline and its central location on the African continent. And as its 600,000–800,000 coffee-growing...

May 18, 2017

Centralized vs In-Farm Coffee Mills: What Are The Differences?

Choosing between a centralized or in-farm mill (or beneficio) is a major decision for coffee producers: it affects incomes, productivity, quality, workload, and more. But...