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...

November 24, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Drying

No matter how a coffee is processed, at some point, it will need to be dried. For washed coffees, drying takes place after the cherries...

November 12, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Production In El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is also a renowned global coffee origin. Coffee has been a...

October 23, 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Coffee And Cycling

You might think that for sportspeople and athletes, coffee is primarily used for its caffeine content. However, for cyclists, the relationship with coffee is often...

October 20, 2020

Exploring Ethiopian Heirloom Coffee Varieties

If you’re reading about Ethiopian coffee production, before long, you’ll start to see the word “heirloom”.  While a true definition of the phrase is difficult...

September 29, 2020

Collaboration In The Coffee Supply Chain In Latin America

We all know that 2020 has been an eventful year for the coffee industry. Logistical issues and widespread café closures – as a result of...

September 21, 2020

Filter vs Espresso In The US And Europe

It’s no secret that the US and European coffee markets are vastly different. Both import and consume a huge amount of coffee. ICO consumption levels...

September 17, 2020

How To Prevent Coffee Varieties From Being Misidentified

Every day, producers, traders, roasters, and consumers seek out different coffee varieties. Each variety has its own unique cup profile, among a number of other...

September 15, 2020

Comparing Soft Drink And Coffee Consumption

Soft drinks (such as sodas and colas) are immensely popular all across the world. And while we know the market for coffee is similarly huge,...

August 21, 2020

Responding To Coffee Overscoring Issues In Producing Countries

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the issue of coffee overscoring in producing countries. The feedback we received motivated us to dig...

July 20, 2020

A Guide to Green Coffee Auctions

Green coffee auctions are a popular way to buy and sell green coffee on the international market. Not only do they often provide producers with...

July 16, 2020

Tackling Unintentional Coffee Overscoring in Producing Countries

In the specialty coffee industry, high quality coffees are cupped and allocated a score by a tasting/grading professional or a Q grader. These scores act...

February 27, 2020

Selling Coffee Online: A Guide For Roasters

You operate a successful roastery, providing a variety of carefully selected, high-quality roasts to a diverse range of customers. However, you’ve been thinking about expanding...

February 21, 2020

Bourbon Coffee Variety: A Guide For Producers & Roasters

Arabica coffee is significant in specialty coffee production, with Bourbon being one of the varieties that takes centre stage. The World Coffee Research Organization (WCR)...