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...

February 2, 2021

Breaking down Caribbean coffee production

The Caribbean has a long, rich history of coffee production. From Jamaica and Cuba to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the soil and growing conditions...

January 25, 2021

How do microorganisms affect fermentation & the sensory profile of coffee?

As the coffee industry develops and grows, producers and researchers continue to innovate and push boundaries in regards to processing and fermentation. The end goal...

January 5, 2021

Exploring coffee consumption in Uganda

In 2019, Uganda was the eighth-largest coffee producer in the world, ahead of Guatemala (10th), Nicaragua (12th), and Kenya (16th). Coffee is the country’s top-earning...

December 14, 2020

Personalising the online coffee experience

We live in an experience economy. Today, the consumer experience is a more valued part of the hospitality and leisure sectors than it ever has...

December 7, 2020

How Has Covid-19 Affected Ethiopian Coffee?

The impact of Covid-19 on the coffee supply chain has been well-documented. Alongside café closures, roasters have experienced a dip in wholesale and coffee producers...

December 1, 2020

Roasting Coffee At Origin

The coffee supply chain is long and complex, and one of its greatest criticisms is that value is traditionally added beyond the producing country. As...