July 28, 2020

How Does Technical Assistance Affect Coffee Producers?

Climate change and economic instability are major concerns for the coffee supply chain. However, technical assistance could help address this. Agricultural development research has shown...

July 8, 2020

Combating Climate Change’s Impact With Hybrid Coffee Varieties

Changing weather patterns, pests and diseases, deforestation, and rising temperatures are just some of the environmental factors threatening worldwide coffee production. It’s estimated that by...

June 1, 2020

Understanding The Middle East’s Flourishing Coffee Market

The Middle Eastern coffee market is experiencing a skyrocketing growth in imports and its younger generation is pushing a specialty coffee scene. Yet the region’s...

May 19, 2020

Sample Roasting: What You Should Be Looking For

Sample roasting will help you decide whether or not to buy green coffee beans, how much they’re worth, and what roast profile you should use....

May 13, 2020

How to Clean & Maintain Your Coffee Roastery

Cleaning and maintaining your roastery can be a daunting task – not only are there many parts that need upkeep, from the roaster to pipes...

April 13, 2020

How to Protect Coffee Quality During Sea Transit

Sea transportation is one of the riskiest moments in coffee’s route from farm to roastery. The beans spend days in a container exposed to high...

January 21, 2020

Planning Your New Roastery Site: A Checklist

There’s a lot to consider when you start or expand a coffee roastery: which coffees to stock, how to attract customers, pricing, marketing, hiring employees…...

December 11, 2019

Coffee Producer Debt Is Growing & It’s Causing Problems

Low coffee prices and spiralling debts have resulted in coffee producers leaving their farms, emigrating to other countries, and more. But how widespread are these...

November 5, 2019

Why Knowledge of Coffee Origin Matters

Right now, many coffee-producing communities are busy harvesting and processing the crops that you’ll buy, roast, brew, or drink. Seasonal workers migrate to farming regions,...

August 23, 2019

Tips For Calibrating Palates Between Origin & Consuming Countries

Your team at origin tells you that a coffee has juicy dragon fruit notes and clear potential for the specialty market. But what does a...

July 29, 2019

A Roaster’s Guide to Green Bean Samples

Green bean samples are essential for roasters, allowing you to make informed purchasing decisions. By knowing the quality and cup profile of a coffee lot,...

June 14, 2019

5 Questions Roasters Should Ask Their Green Coffee Importer

Purchasing coffee is no easy task – although it’s certainly an exciting one. From selecting your origins to managing inventory, there are endless considerations. But...

May 9, 2019

What Does Blockchain Really Offer Coffee Roasters?

Blockchain has been touted as the key to empowering coffee producers and improving supply chain sustainability in the face of crashing coffee prices – but...

April 9, 2019

How to Store Roasted Coffee & Prolong Its Freshness

Roasters, you pay careful attention to the quality of your green beans, cupping multiple samples. You then identify the ideal roast profile for them, trying...

March 8, 2019

A Conversation With Women in Coffee Roasting

Coffee should be for everyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity. But the industry is traditionally dominated by men. That’s changing – for example, 2018 saw...

January 29, 2019

What Is Coffee Hedging & How Does It Impact Producers?

Coffee trading can seem intimidatingly complicated. You may have heard reference to futures markets and hedging, but do you really know what they are? And...