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July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

July 28, 2021

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

The coffee producing countries around Africa’s Great Lakes are known for producing some of the finest beans in the world. They include Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC, Tanzania, and Uganda. Despite this, coffee producers in the region struggle with a recurring problem: potato taste defect (PTD). This results in coffee that tastes and smells like raw potato, the flavour of which overpowers other delicate tasting notes. Furthermore, agriculture is… read more

The coffee producing countries around Africa’s Great Lakes are known for producing some of the finest beans in the world. They include Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC, Tanzania, and Uganda. Despite this, coffee producers in the region struggle with… read more

May 3, 2021

Exploring quality, profitability & crop nutrition for coffee farmers

In recent years, coffee farm profitability has become a key consideration for the global coffee sector as sustainability and social impact rise up the agenda. ...

July 28, 2021

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

The coffee producing countries around Africa’s Great Lakes are known for producing some of the finest beans in the world. They include Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi,...

July 19, 2021

What is carbon-negative coffee?

Traceability and sustainability are two terms that we often use when talking about how coffee is grown and sourced. More than ever, people want to...

April 15, 2021

Why is affordable finance so important for coffee producers?

Coffee producers around the world have long been faced with a raft of financial challenges. Many of these can be traced back to low or...

March 31, 2021

How can technical assistance help coffee producers defend against pests & diseases?

Just like most other crops, coffee plants are vulnerable to pests and diseases. For centuries, this has posed a huge challenge for farmers all around...

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

Farm productivity is something we often discuss in the coffee sector. Price fluctuations and difficulties with pests and diseases mean that low productivity levels are...

January 8, 2021

How Can Producers Define Sensory Profiles For Their Coffees?

With any given cup of specialty coffee, there are an incredible number of factors that determine its quality. A coffee’s flavour will vary according to...

November 30, 2020

How Can Digitalisation Improve Profitability On Coffee Farms?

Digitalisation is becoming a large area of focus across the coffee sector. For producers, it means readier access to information and easier data recording, which...

November 24, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Drying

No matter how a coffee is processed, at some point, it will need to be dried. For washed coffees, drying takes place after the cherries...

November 23, 2020

Exploring The Relationship Between Coffee & Spices

From Turkish coffee brewed with cardamom to the pumpkin spice latte, coffee and spices have been paired for almost as long as people have enjoyed...

November 4, 2020

Creating A Sustainable Model For Coffee Replanting

It’s no secret that there are a number of challenges confronting smallholder coffee growers around the world. Firstly, climate change is reducing the amount of...

September 24, 2020

Circular Economy Models and Digitalisation In The Coffee Sector

The wider coffee industry has been pushing for greater sustainability at every step of the supply chain for some time now. Minimising waste and switching...

August 7, 2020

Why Do Some Producers Grow Coffee Near Active Volcanoes?

Across the world, volcanic soil is commonly viewed as being “more fertile” for growing crops, including coffee. But why is this? Around the world, more...

July 28, 2020

How Does Technical Assistance Affect Coffee Producers?

Climate change and economic instability are major concerns for the coffee supply chain. However, technical assistance could help address this. Agricultural development research has shown...

July 6, 2020

Why Do Coffee Productivity Levels Vary Between Countries?

Coffee crop productivity can be influenced by a number of factors, including farm practices, access to resources, and quality of infrastructure. Issues with coffee pricing...

June 25, 2020

Nature vs Nurture: What Has The Greatest Effect on Coffee Quality?

By how many points can a producer increase their coffee’s cupping score?  Good farming practices will highlight a coffee’s best features and reduce the risk...