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September 28, 2021

How does El Niño affect coffee production?

August 11, 2021

Why do coffee plants flower & what does it mean for producers?

August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

July 28, 2021

What is potato taste defect & how can coffee producers stop it?

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

November 18, 2021

What is the single stem system & how does it affect coffee production?

While increased yields are always beneficial for coffee farmers, it’s not a case of growth by any means necessary – farmers also want to increase quality and minimise the cost of production as much as possible.  Over the centuries, many innovative ideas have been rolled out in order to achieve this extra productivity, all with varying degrees of success. One of the more recent and most successful of these innovations… read more

While increased yields are always beneficial for coffee farmers, it’s not a case of growth by any means necessary – farmers also want to increase quality and minimise the cost of production as much as possible.  Over the centuries, many… read more

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...

August 6, 2019

How Coffee Roasters Can Use Direct Relationships With Producers

There are many forms of direct relationships within the coffee industry, including importers who label themselves as direct trade. But when a roaster has immediate...

July 19, 2019

Inside World Coffee Producers Forum 2019

Last week, on July 10th and 11th, one of the most important events related to coffee production took place in Brazil. The second World Coffee...

July 18, 2019

Will Brazil’s Sudden Frost Increase Global Coffee Prices?

A recent frost in Brazil’s coffee-producing regions had the coffee industry in hot debate at this year’s World Producers Forum and elsewhere. At first impression,...

July 16, 2019

How Nicaragua’s Political Climate Is Impacting Its Coffee Industry

Nicaragua has a long history of growing coffee and an economy that is strongly linked to the crop. But recent political unrest is impacting the...

July 3, 2019

How Crop Diversification Can Counter Low Coffee Prices

In a context of extremely low coffee prices and uncertain weather conditions due to climate change, coffee producers take on risk with every investment in...