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Recent Articles

March 31, 2021

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

January 12, 2021

Exploring Yield & Profitability For Coffee Farmers

January 8, 2021

How Can Producers Define Sensory Profiles For Their Coffees?

November 30, 2020

How Can Digitalisation Improve Profitability On Coffee Farms?

November 24, 2020

A Guide To Coffee Drying

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 unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers more.  The world of finance is complex enough before we consider the fact that coffee is a seasonal crop that requires investment in labour and equipment to harvest and sell.… read more

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 unstable coffee prices, but unfortunately, it is not always as simple as just paying farmers… read more

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...

April 14, 2020

COVID-19: What Coffee Farmers Want You to Know

It’s only been a few months since COVID-19 was first officially identified. Since then it’s rapidly spread around the world, changing the way that millions...

April 6, 2020

What Is a Micro Lot in Specialty Coffee?

Over time, many terms have been created and adapted to meet the needs and expectations of the specialty coffee industry. One of these terms is...

March 24, 2020

What Are The Challenges Facing Coffee Farm Workers?

Coffee farm workers are the backbone of coffee production and the coffee industry at large. Without the presence of these highly skilled workers, producers would...