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April 12, 2022

Exploring Sicilian coffee production

January 31, 2022

How does improving gender equity benefit coffee production?

November 18, 2021

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

September 28, 2021

How does El Niño affect coffee production?

August 11, 2021

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

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 entire supply chain, there is more interest than ever in sustainable coffee production. When we talk about environmental sustainability in particular, one of the many areas where coffee production can turn is agroecology. This is a field which covers farming techniques which by nature account… read more

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 entire supply chain, there is more interest than ever in sustainable coffee production. When we… 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. ...

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...

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...