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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?

April 12, 2022

Exploring Sicilian coffee production

January 31, 2022

How does improving gender equity benefit coffee production?

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 2020, information from the International Coffee Organisation shows that the country’s coffee production figures dropped by 8.1% year-on-year, falling from 930,000 to 775,000 60kg bags. Among other factors, this can be partially attributed to the ever-growing urbanisation and development in Kenya. This has caused the… read more

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 2020, information from the International Coffee Organisation shows that the country’s coffee production figures dropped… read more

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...

March 5, 2020

Rethinking Insurance to Improve Coffee Farmers’ Resilience 

Coffee farming is an unpredictable business, at times devastatingly so. Weather conditions can take us by surprise while crop diseases can be prevalent and persistent....

February 10, 2020

Why Rwandan Youth Are Turning Away From Coffee Production

Like many African coffee-producing nations, Rwanda has reached a critical point in its coffee production due to the age of its farmers. A combination of...

January 31, 2020

Different Ways Producers Are Getting Creative

Producing coffee can be challenging, with unpredictable weather patterns, sustainability concerns, and high production costs impacting every farmer differently. However, many of these producers are...