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September 15, 2022

Exploring the impact of long-term sustainable coffee sourcing

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?

March 21, 2023

The rise of ecommerce in the coffee industry

Between 2014 and 2021, global ecommerce sales grew by over 269%. According to Statista, by 2027, the global ecommerce market will be worth almost US $7.4 billion. This figure has more than likely increased because of the Covid-19 pandemic, too. A recent study from the Pew Research Centre found that 90% of US citizens said the internet was “essential” for them during the pandemic. As a result, the coffee industry… read more

Between 2014 and 2021, global ecommerce sales grew by over 269%. According to Statista, by 2027, the global ecommerce market will be worth almost US $7.4 billion. This figure has more than likely increased because of the Covid-19 pandemic, too.… read more

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...

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...

October 30, 2019

Become a Speaker & Share Your Insights at Producer & Roaster Forum 2020

Producer & Roaster Forum is an annual event taking place in a coffee-producing country, aimed at connecting producers and roasters who plant, harvest, and roast...

October 28, 2019

Should The Coffee Industry Use Buffer Stocks?

It’s no secret that the coffee industry is based on a market characterised by extreme volatility, with prices operating in a classic boom and bust...

October 21, 2019

Producer & Roaster Forum Announces Values & Prioritises Impact

The Producer & Roaster Forum is one of the few coffee events in a producing country, and is designed to bring together roasters and farmers...

October 14, 2019

Why Greater Coffee Consumption May Not Mean More Beans Sold

Many of us are aware that coffee consumption is rising. That’s good for producers, because rise in demand (with constant production or supply) puts upward...

October 2, 2019

Producer & Roaster Forum 2020 to Take Place in Honduras

Are you looking to make direct connections with coffee producers? Or are you a Honduran coffee farmer seeking new business relationships with international roasters? Perfect...