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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

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...

September 30, 2019

Pricing Coffee: Why Do Yemeni Beans Cost More?

Yemeni coffees can make headlines for their prices. And understandably so: they often sell for upwards of US $60 per kilo green. But why does...