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August 30, 2022

How can rootstock grafting make coffee plants more resilient?

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

May 24, 2022

Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?

May 17, 2022

How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often because of links to deforestation and poor farm management, for instance. However, as the demand for sustainably-grown coffee continues to rise, more and more efforts are being made by industry… read more

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale agricultural production can sometimes be at odds with environmental conservation and protection efforts – often… read more

September 5, 2022

Resolving environmental issues in coffee production

Coffee is one of the most traded commodities in the world, which means it is produced and exported on a mass global scale. Naturally, large-scale...

August 30, 2022

How can rootstock grafting make coffee plants more resilient?

The effects of climate change are becoming more and more of a concern for the coffee industry – particularly for farmers.  Findings from a research...

July 27, 2022

Land leasing in Kenyan coffee production

It’s no secret that the Kenyan coffee industry faces a number of challenges – including a steady decline in annual production volumes. Between 2018 and...

July 4, 2022

Understanding land succession in Kenyan coffee production

Kenya is Africa’s fifth-largest coffee producer and is renowned for its high-quality arabica production. This is thanks to the country’s high altitudes and rich soils,...

May 24, 2022

Is it possible to get good quality coffee from unripe cherries?

Growing high-quality coffee is not easy. It requires a lot of dedication from the producer, and there are a huge number of variables that influence...

May 17, 2022

How can syntropic farming benefit coffee production?

In recent years, sustainability has become a more widely discussed topic in the coffee industry. While this is a focus that has stretched across the...

April 12, 2022

Exploring Sicilian coffee production

In the summer of 2021, the first-ever domestically-grown coffee was produced in Sicily. The 30kg cherry harvest was grown by Arturo Morettino and his son...

January 31, 2022

How does improving gender equity benefit coffee production?

According to a 2018 report from the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), only 20 to 30% of coffee farms across the world are operated by women....

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...

September 28, 2021

How does El Niño affect coffee production?

We know that coffee is predominantly grown in the Bean Belt: a horizontal strip running around the planet between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn....

August 11, 2021

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

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to...

August 2, 2021

Understanding coffee bean density

Coffee bean density is an important data point for roasters, green coffee buyers, and traders alike. It is often viewed as a simple marker of...

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...

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. ...

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...