October 22, 2020

Coffee Farming And Unexploded Ordnance In Laos

While many of us associate unexploded ordnance (“leftover” bombs and shells from conflict which have not detonated) with wars that have long since finished, for...

February 28, 2020

Ethiopia to The World: The Origins of Coffee in Africa

Coffee has come a long way from its birthplace in the hills of Ethiopia. Today, you’ll find it growing and being sipped all over the...

November 6, 2019

Staging a Coffee Comeback in Papua New Guinea

The once thriving coffee industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is ripe for renewal, and specialty coffee is on the menu as demand for the...

January 31, 2019

How Madagascan Deforestation Puts World Coffee At Risk

Madagascar has a breathtaking array of wildlife. Over 90% of the island’s reptiles, approximately 89% of its plants, and around 92% of its mammals exist...

January 9, 2019

How Coffee Initiatives Can Help Save Lives

Coffee is linked to charitable and social justice causes in many ways, with some more effective than others. But what does an effective development program...

November 12, 2018

The Rise of Specialty Coffee in Tea-Loving Britain

Britain is a diverse cultural tapestry brought together by the love of a good cuppa. But that cup is increasingly likely to contain coffee rather...

September 27, 2018

Disease & Deforestation: The Cost of Coffee in Madagascar

In Madagascar, coffee is the fuel that powers everyone through their day – but it comes at a cost. This island off the Mozambique coast...

September 20, 2018

The Daily Life of Madagascar’s Coffee Vendors

In Madagascar, coffee is a national obsession and a big part of daily life. At its heart are the street vendors who dedicate their lives...

July 13, 2018

Zimbabwean Coffee: Rising From The Ashes

Zimbabwe: this once flourishing country came to a halt 37 years ago. But today, after years of darkness, Zimbabwean coffee farmers are finally starting to...

March 1, 2018

Could Zimbabwean Coffee Once Again Be on Specialty Menus?

Zimbabwean coffee was once known for its high-quality, sweet, citric, chocolatey profile. But it’s been almost 20 years since it all but disappeared from the...

December 19, 2017

Why Some Farmers Struggle to Produce Specialty Coffee

About 70 countries produce coffee, but not all of them are able to effectively engage with the specialty market. In some, producers struggle while growing...

November 9, 2017

Why Specialty Coffee Shops Are Succeeding in Laos

Before the peace of the morning evaporates to the chaos of tuk-tuks, motorbikes, and cars, Laotians sit on plastic stools to enjoy a coffee. The...

October 10, 2017

How Producers in Laos Are Turning to Specialty Coffee

Let’s grab a Khaafeh Lao and talk about what’s behind your morning coffee – both the beans and the producers. This is the story of...