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August 15, 2022

Certifications and direct trade in the coffee industry

March 14, 2022

What is past crop coffee & how can you use it?

March 10, 2022

Civil war in Ethiopia: How is the situation affecting the coffee sector?

January 13, 2022

Why does Ecuador import so much coffee?

December 16, 2021

Breaking down logistical challenges in the coffee sector

September 15, 2022

Exploring the impact of long-term sustainable coffee sourcing

Over the past several years, global coffee consumption has been increasing. In the International Coffee Organisation’s February 2022 report, the organisation estimated a global deficit of more than 3.1 million 60kg bags of coffee. Effectively, this means that the signs point to coffee consumption around the world outpacing global production. If the coffee industry is to tackle this problem, it needs to address the increasing need for long-term sustainable coffee… read more

Over the past several years, global coffee consumption has been increasing. In the International Coffee Organisation’s February 2022 report, the organisation estimated a global deficit of more than 3.1 million 60kg bags of coffee. Effectively, this means that the signs… read more

September 15, 2022

Exploring the impact of long-term sustainable coffee sourcing

Over the past several years, global coffee consumption has been increasing. In the International Coffee Organisation’s February 2022 report, the organisation estimated a global deficit...

August 15, 2022

Certifications and direct trade in the coffee industry

In recent years, direct trade has become increasingly prominent in specialty coffee. The idea is simple: by reducing the number of intermediaries in the supply...

March 14, 2022

What is past crop coffee & how can you use it?

For specialty coffee roasters, there is plenty of excitement associated with the arrival of fresh green coffee landing, and for good reason. When roasted properly,...

March 10, 2022

Civil war in Ethiopia: How is the situation affecting the coffee sector?

For over a year now, the conflict in Ethiopia has been devastating, and has affected millions. Across the country, people have been displaced, reported as...

January 13, 2022

Why does Ecuador import so much coffee?

Ecuador is the 20th largest coffee producer in the world, but its coffee imports actually outstrip its production figures by some way. In the 2018/19...

December 16, 2021

Breaking down logistical challenges in the coffee sector

The logistics of the international coffee sector have always been difficult to negotiate, but over the last couple of years, some of these challenges have...

December 14, 2021

How does the price of coffee affect availability and supply?

If you were in a business that suddenly became 10 times more profitable overnight, how would you react?  You would probably stay in the business,...

November 25, 2021

Why is it getting more expensive to ship coffee?

It’s estimated that around 90% of global goods are transported by sea at some point. Over half of these goods – including, fruit, vegetables, and...

June 29, 2021

Global or local? Exploring the future of Indonesian coffee production

We know how price fluctuation, volatility, and uncertainty in the global coffee market can put farmers at risk. Coffee farmers are often “price takers” who have...

June 17, 2021

What would happen if coffee became more expensive?

How much would you pay for a cup of coffee?  If a filter coffee cost the same as a glass of whiskey, would you drink...

April 20, 2021

An early history of the C market: Exchanges and derivatives through history

In recent years, the coffee sector has rightly recognised sustainability as a key priority. However, for anybody who wants to be a part of making...

March 24, 2021

Why do East Asian buyers often pay record-breaking prices for auction winning coffee lots?

Buying behaviour varies in different coffee markets around the world. Buyers from each country will look at a range of factors when sourcing coffee to...

February 4, 2021

What is the Nairobi Coffee Exchange?

The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) manages the auction of all coffee produced in Kenya. It’s managed by the country’s Exchange Management Committee, and regulated by...

January 19, 2021

Exploring Kenyan Coffee: What Is A “Coffee Marketing Agent”?

Mention the words “marketing agent” to a coffee producer in Kenya, and the reaction you get will vary massively. To some, marketing agents are responsible...

January 13, 2021

Direct Trade In Specialty Coffee: Is It An Effective Model?

Direct trade is a coffee trading model that offers the promise of a stronger value chain achieved by minimising the number of intermediaries. It is...

October 30, 2020

What Is The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange?

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) is a national multi-commodity exchange in Ethiopia through which most of the country’s coffee is traded. Since it was established...