December 20, 2018

Does Producing Coffee Mean Living in Poverty? Examining The Data

With coffee prices falling to a 12-year low earlier this year, the economic sustainability of coffee has been left in more doubt than ever. We...

December 13, 2018

A Specialty Coffee Shop Tour of Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a city rich with history, culture, and food. In recent years, it has also seen a rapid growth in specialty coffee. Reflecting this,...

November 28, 2018

Exploring The Chinese Coffee Industry, From Roasters to Consumers

“Made in China.” It’s not a hard phrase to come across. But “Roasted in China”? That’s a different story. China’s coffee market has been drawing...

November 27, 2018

How Can Blockchain Empower Coffee Producers?

Every time I open the tech section of my go-to news platform, blockchain is there. Banking, produce, charity, politics… it seems like there’s nothing this...

September 4, 2018

When Producers Roast Their Own Coffee, Green Quality Improves

Endless mountain ranges, coffee trees drooping with ripe-red cherries, and golden coffee beans drying on raised beds: this is what we often think of when...

July 31, 2018

Stop! Before You Take That Coffee Farm Photo, Read This

I remember clearly my first time at origin: as a long-time coffee lover from a non-producing country, meeting the people who farm my coffee and...

July 30, 2018

Examining coffee production costs across Latin America

A coffee at your local café might cost US $4.00, but this doesn’t tell you how much green coffee is required to buy and produce...

June 4, 2018

A Roaster’s Guide to Coffee Purchases & Budgeting

Buying the right coffee for your business is the key to success – but it’s not easy. How do you choose the right origins, farms,...

May 24, 2018

How to Ensure Green Coffee Quality in Transit & Storage

After leaving the mill, coffee travels thousands of miles and through numerous hands before reaching the roaster. And across this journey, even small errors can...

March 23, 2018

What Is Terroir and How Does It Affect Your Coffee?

Terroir: we hear it more and more often when talking about coffee. But what does this mysterious word mean? What does it have to do...

February 7, 2018

A Day in a Coffee Producer’s Life

For coffee farms across Central America, it’s their busiest time of the year right now. That’s right, it’s the harvest period. But what does a...