May 3, 2022

Exploring coffee consumption in Kenya

Kenya is the fifth-largest coffee producer in Africa. According to data from the International Coffee Organisation, the country produced approximately 775,000 60kg bags in 2020....

April 25, 2022

Learning more about Colombia’s indigenous coffee-producing communities

Indigenous communities are some of the most underrepresented and overlooked groups in the coffee industry. Yet the indigenous population of Colombia alone is estimated to...

February 10, 2022

Exploring the Bolivian coffee sector

While it is only the 38th largest coffee producer in the world, Bolivia’s coffee sector has its own unique history.  Even though Bolivian coffee doesn’t...

January 13, 2022

Why does Ecuador import so much coffee?

Ecuador is the 20th largest coffee producer in the world, but its coffee imports actually outstrip its production figures by some way. In the 2018/19...

December 1, 2021

A breakdown of Vietnamese coffee-producing regions

Vietnam is the second-largest coffee producer in the world after Brazil, and is the largest robusta-growing origin on the planet. This means it holds an...

October 19, 2021

What are single-serve coffee bags?

Across industries around the world, consumers are continuously increasing its demand for convenience and speed. The coffee sector is no different – people want high-quality...

September 28, 2021

How does El Niño affect coffee production?

We know that coffee is predominantly grown in the Bean Belt: a horizontal strip running around the planet between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn....

August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

Coffee bean density is an important data point for roasters, green coffee buyers, and traders alike. It is often viewed as a simple marker of...

July 1, 2021

How has Amazon influenced the coffee industry?

There is no doubt that Amazon has had a massive impact on global consumer behaviour. In 2019, an average of 4,000 items were sold every...

April 22, 2021

A study: Minimising the carbon footprint of organic coffee production

For businesses all around the world, the push to be carbon-neutral continues to be a huge priority. The coffee sector is no exception. Climate change...

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or...

March 24, 2021

Why do East Asian buyers often pay record-breaking prices for auction winning coffee lots?

Buying behaviour varies in different coffee markets around the world. Buyers from each country will look at a range of factors when sourcing coffee to...

March 23, 2021

“Quality is directly linked to logistics”: Why don’t more major brands roast coffee at origin?

The concept of roasting coffee at origin is appealing. It shortens the supply chain, adds more value at origin, and ultimately supports a more equitable...

March 4, 2021

Coffee, health & wellness: Exploring “the original superfood”

From doctors and medical experts to nutritionists and sports coaches, the health benefits of coffee have been well-documented over the years by medical and healthcare...

February 8, 2021

A guide to coffee culture in Medellín

Located in a narrow valley between two Andean mountain ridges, the Colombian city of Medellín is a thriving metropolis that is home to more than...

February 5, 2021

A guide to coffee production in Nicaragua

Much like in other Central American countries, coffee production has played an important role in Nicaragua’s history and economic development. Coffee was first cultivated in...