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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

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...

August 23, 2019

Tips For Calibrating Palates Between Origin & Consuming Countries

Your team at origin tells you that a coffee has juicy dragon fruit notes and clear potential for the specialty market. But what does a...

August 8, 2019

How To Build & Maintain a Relationship With Your Coffee Buyer

Do you have established buyers for your coffee, or are you looking to find them? A strong relationship with one or more buyers can increase...