August 16, 2019

What Is a Cacao Cut Test & When Is it Useful?

You may have seen striking images of bisected cacao beans. These vivid purple slices aren’t just for show – they’re part of an evaluation method...

November 13, 2018

What’s The Difference Between Cacao & Cocoa?

Is it cacao or cocoa? Depending on where you are and what kind of chocolate you buy, you may see one of these words more...

October 18, 2018

How Has The 2018 Sulawesi Disaster Affected Indonesian Coffee?

Indonesia is facing a long and difficult recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit on September 28th, 2018. The Central Sulawesi province was...

October 5, 2018

Raw Cacao: Health Food or Dangerous Habit?

You may have seen raw cacao nibs on the shelves of your local health food store. Perhaps you’ve read about the benefits of this so-called...

September 3, 2018

From Seed to Cup: How Do Producers Grow Coffee?

An espresso: 20–30 ml of delicious coffee. It takes just minutes to drink it. But it takes years to produce it. From carefully selecting and...

August 24, 2018

Get to Know The Coffee Plant

When we sip on that delicious latte or filter brew, it’s easy to forget that our favorite drink comes from a coffee plant. Yet millions...