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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

December 14, 2021

How does the price of coffee affect availability and supply?

November 25, 2021

Why is it getting more expensive to ship coffee?

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, in-season green coffee can have vibrant, delicious flavours. However, while it doesn’t degrade at anywhere near the same timeframe as roasted coffee, green coffee does lose quality as time wears on. This is why storing it properly is important, as it makes sure roasters can… read more

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, in-season green coffee can have vibrant, delicious flavours. However, while it doesn’t degrade at anywhere… read more

May 27, 2020

Why Producers Grow Expensive Coffees – And Why Roasters Buy Them

Occasionally, a specialty coffee lot makes headlines for the record-breaking prices it’s fetched at an auction or private sale. These hyper-expensive coffees are usually award-winning...

May 18, 2020

COVID-19 & The Coffee Trade: Exploring The Short- & Long-Term Impact

Containers, cash flow, and congestion: COVID-19 is causing unprecedented chaos in the coffee industry. Lee este artículo en español COVID-19 & The Coffee Trade: Exploring...

April 17, 2020

How Does Exchange Rate Fluctuation Affect Coffee Producers?

Last week, a coffee farmer received $1.10/lb, and they were happy. But today, they receive $1.15/lb and they’re disappointed. Why? There are many reasons that...

April 14, 2020

COVID-19: What Coffee Farmers Want You to Know

It’s only been a few months since COVID-19 was first officially identified. Since then it’s rapidly spread around the world, changing the way that millions...

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...

April 9, 2020

Coffee Pricing: Why We Need to Know Farmgate And Not Just FOB

What did the farmer who grew your coffee get paid?  Finding an answer to this simple question is challenging. So challenging, in fact, that most...

March 26, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Cupping Coffee & Improving Your Palate

Cupping is the industry standard for coffee quality evaluations, and a great way to learn more about coffee whether you’re a consumer, roaster, trader, or...

March 25, 2020

Coffee Origins: A Guide to Mexico

On small, mountainous farms run mainly by indigenous producers, you’ll find an often-overlooked gem growing strong: Mexican coffee. When people list famous coffee origins, Mexico...

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 Regions 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...