August 8, 2022

Understanding the co-operative model in Kenya’s coffee sector

Historically, as many as 50% of Kenya’s coffee producers have worked with big estates or co-operatives at any given time. Across the country, these organisations...

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including a steady decline in annual production volumes. Between 2018 and...

July 19, 2022

Simplifying green coffee grading

Preserving the quality of green coffee is an essential part of the supply chain. But in order to preserve it, we must first identify it....

July 18, 2022

A guide to the coffee sector in Côte d’Ivoire

The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire (also commonly known by its English name, the Ivory Coast) is a West African country with a population of more...

July 12, 2022

Understanding wild coffee farming

Around the world, coffee has been cultivated on farms and estates for hundreds of years. Careful and well-planned farm management means that coffee can be...

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

Kenya is Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer and is renowned for its high-quality arabica production. This is thanks to the country’s high altitudes and rich soils,...

June 13, 2022

A guide to South Sudan’s coffee sector

Despite its long history, South Sudan only became independent in 2011 – making it the newest internationally recognised country in the world. As well as...

May 30, 2022

How are Kenyan coffee washing stations operated?

Processing is one of the most important stages in the coffee supply chain. There are a number of ways to process coffee, and each method...

May 10, 2022

Exploring the micro mill model in the coffee sector

Milling is one of the most important post-harvest steps in coffee production. It involves removing the various layers of the cherry to remove the seeds....

May 5, 2022

A guide to coffee production in Haiti

Haiti is the third-largest country in the Caribbean. The island nation became the world’s first black-led republic and the Caribbean’s first independent state in the...

April 28, 2022

How can the coffee industry help to rehabilitate ex-offenders?

Across the world, it is sadly all too common for ex-offenders to reoffend and find themselves back in prison. In the US, over 76% of...

February 17, 2022

A guide to the Taiwanese coffee sector

Taiwan is an island in East Asia that sits to the south east of China. It is densely populated, largely urbanised, and home to beautiful...

January 25, 2022

Understanding coffee & direct trade in East Africa

The trade of coffee is a crucial step in the global supply chain. However, in many cases (specifically for smallholder farmers) coffee producers are “price...

December 8, 2021

Coffee processing in East Africa: A guide

East Africa produces some of the world’s best coffee. This is for a number of reasons, including the region’s unique climate and geography. But what...

November 22, 2021

Understanding coffee production in Angola

At its peak, Angola was the third-largest coffee producer in the world. However, since becoming independent in 1975, the industry has suffered through civil war,...

November 18, 2021

What is the single stem system & how does it affect coffee production?

While increased yields are always beneficial for coffee farmers, it’s not a case of growth by any means necessary – farmers also want to increase...