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March 24, 2021

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

February 4, 2021

What is the Nairobi Coffee Exchange?

January 19, 2021

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

January 13, 2021

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

October 30, 2020

What Is The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange?

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 the supply chain more sustainable, learning more about commodities markets and the C market in particular is crucial. But as well as learning about these topics in detail, it’s also helpful to understand how and why they started. Commodities exchanges have been a part of… read more

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 the supply chain more sustainable, learning more about commodities markets and the C market in… read more

March 20, 2020

Closing The Knowledge Gap Between Specialty Café & Farm

Your café offers customers coffee that you’ve carefully selected from various origins. Whether you roast it yourself or source it from a roaster, you’ve chosen...

March 19, 2020

What’s Keeping Producing Countries From Growing Coffee Consumption?

Increasing the volume of internal consumption is something all producing countries can benefit from. However, many of these countries also face several significant barriers, ranging...

March 18, 2020

The Importance of Growing Consumption in Producing Countries

Countries like Brazil, Colombia, and Guatemala are known for producing quality specialty coffees, sustaining local industries that employ millions and contributing to the economy. Despite...

March 6, 2020

Exploring The History of Honduran Coffee Production

Honduras is a prolific coffee-producing country, ranking fifth globally in terms of coffee production, in addition to being the largest producer in Central America and...

February 19, 2020

How Roasters & Producers Can Improve Green Bean Sampling

As a green coffee buyer, you’ll know that samples allow you to discover the qualities of a certain coffee batch, so you can assess whether...

February 18, 2020

The Emerging Specialty Coffee Origins to Pay Attention To

The global coffee market is constantly evolving. While coffee production is currently dominated by a select group of countries, sourcing coffee from emerging regions might...

February 12, 2020

Blockchain & Coffee: Separating The Marketing From The Reality

Blockchain. Bitcoin. Supply chains. These are some of the many buzzwords passing across people’s lips, often interspersed with the adjectives “revolutionary” and “game-changing”.  Frankly, it...

February 7, 2020

How Local Coffee Groups Drive Change in Chile, Mexico, & Peru

Every country has a coffee scene that is uniquely shaped by the people that live in it, as well as their preferences. This means that...

January 29, 2020

What to Consider When Developing a Sourcing Program

Developing an authentic green bean sourcing program will require you to consider several factors you might not have considered before.  For starters, you’ll have a...

January 23, 2020

Speakers & Schedule Announced For Producer & Roaster Forum 2020

The months are ticking down until the fourth edition of the Producer & Roaster Forum (PRF), held in Copán, Honduras on the 26th and 27th...

December 6, 2019

PRF 2020 Producer Scholarships Seek to Improve on 2019

Across the world, conferences are constantly held on topics relevant to the coffee supply chain and its members. However, smallholder producers are usually missing from...

November 15, 2019

A Guide to Peru’s Coffee-Producing Regional Profiles

Peru is rich in diversity. From the Amazon jungle to golden beaches, from the soaring Andes mountain range to one of South America’s largest lakes,...

November 14, 2019

A Coffee Producer’s Guide to Negotiating

Coffee producers have long sat on the sidelines when negotiating with buyers, roasters, and exporters. However, times are changing.  With a drop in international coffee...

November 12, 2019

How Packaging Material Impacts Green Coffee Quality Over Time

Sensorial degradation in green coffee can represent significant financial losses for producers, traders, and roasters. Yet while a certain degree of degradation over time may...

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...

October 31, 2019

Why Caparaó, Brazil Is Winning Specialty Coffee Awards

Caparaó, Brazil has been increasingly present on specialty coffee shop menus. Producers are focusing on quality and, as a result, their coffees are ranking high...