June 21, 2021

Understanding supplier partnerships for coffee shops

There are a number of different ways to source coffee for your coffee shop. You can buy bags of coffee on demand from a wholesale...

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

Just like most other crops, coffee plants are vulnerable to pests and diseases. For centuries, this has posed a huge challenge for farmers all around...

March 25, 2021

How can coffee shops draw customers back after Covid-19?

For more than a year, Covid-19 has disrupted the way in which businesses around the world operate. Coffee shops are no exception. Many remain closed;...

February 26, 2021

How can coffee roasters drive change at origin?

The coffee industry is huge. In August 2020, the ICO reported that approximately 10.4 million 60kg bags of coffee had been exported in the 2019/20...

February 3, 2021

Driving entrepreneurship in coffee producing communities

Coffee farms are a business. Just like any other business, they function in terms of revenue, costs, profit, and investment. Despite this, around the world,...

December 3, 2020

Scaling Coffee Production In The DRC

Like every aspect of life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, coffee production has suffered from decades of armed conflict and political instability. In...

November 5, 2020

Exploring The Democratic Republic Of Congo As A Coffee Origin

In the 1970s, the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of Africa’s leading coffee exporters. However, civil wars and political instability that have persisted from...

October 19, 2020

Coffee & Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa and the twelfth-largest in the world. It is home to some 87 million...

October 15, 2020

Keeping Your Coffee Shop Clean & Safe

The last few months have certainly not been easy for coffee shops. When the Covid-19 pandemic first hit, most cafés across the world were forced...

June 4, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee From Sidama, Ethiopia

Sidama coffee: it’s a phrase associated with spices and citrus notes, crisp acidity, and a rich body.  Along with Harrar and Yirgacheffe, Sidama is one...

February 26, 2020

How to Profitably Serve Cold & Sparkling Drinks in a Coffee Shop

The market for cold drinks is growing rapidly. From sparkling teas and lemonades to cold brew coffee, customers are increasingly thirsty for a more refreshing...

December 20, 2019

How to Make Great Coffee While Camping & Caravanning

The smell of fresh air, a cool breeze, and the sound of birdsong: there’s nothing quite like waking up in the great outdoors. What makes...

November 27, 2019

The Perfect Daily Grind Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Getting someone the perfect gift isn’t always easy. And with so many celebrations taking place in December, your shopping list is probably growing by the...

November 19, 2019

How to Ensure Consistency When Cupping Coffee

What good are your cupping notes if the coffees on the table haven’t been extracted to the same degree? Cupping is an indispensable tool for...

November 15, 2019

A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

Peru is rich in diversity. From the Amazon jungle to golden beaches, from the soaring Andes mountain range to one of South America’s largest lakes,...

September 11, 2019

How to make cold brew with an AeroPress in two minutes

The AeroPress is a coffee icon, thanks to its versatility and ease of use. It’s hard to brew a bad cup of coffee with it...